As a beach loving, snorkelling, connoisseur of surf n’ turf I was shocked to read the UN’s report on depleting fish stocks and the prediction of fishless oceans by 2050. It was at that moment I began to debate my questionable love for seafood. Is my love of salmon, shrimp, and lobster killing our oceans?
Now as we watch the effects of the BP catastrophe and oil begins to invade America’s coastlines. A new question emerges, how will this affect us and our oceans? I am not a scientist nor an academic and I don’t have any of the answers. But I believe as global citizens we are all interconnected by the ocean and depend on it for our lively hoods, transportation, and survival. It is also our job as global citizens to work together to achieve sustainable environmental goals. But in such a large-scale catastrophe such as BP Oil how do you help? Is it small steps? Big steps? I have no idea what the answer is. Do you?