The Ocean and us

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According to a 2015 study, the world dumps 8.8 million tons of plastic into the world’s oceans every year. The study, led by University of Georgia environmental engineering professor Jenna Jambeck, warned that in a decade the plastic trash in the oceans could total 170 million tons.- AP-

There are already 7 billion people on Earth, and this figure is expected to grow to a staggering 9 billion people by 2050. The planet must produce 70 percent more food to meet the coming hunger needs, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. Right now 1 billion people on this planet suffer from hunger, and we don’t have enough arable land and fresh water to feed 2 billion more without incurring severe losses to the natural world. – Oceana –

But there is a solution. Studies show that by implementing better and proven management measures we can potentially increase the global fish catch by up to 40 percent from current levels. We can rebuild ocean biodiversity and abundance and be able to feed nearly a billion people a healthy seafood meal each day. All of us own this ocean. we need to maintain and preserve the oceans so that they can serve us again. #saveourworld

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