There’s a lot in the media at the moment about the problems besetting our oceans and seas. Here is a quick round up of what’s being going this week and how you can get involved:
Better known for their massive Oxford Street store than environmental campaigning – Selfridges have launched Project Ocean this week. Their plan is to use their creative powers to help organisations bring information about sustainable fishing and the threat of over-fishing the ocean to a wider audience. They have teamed up with loads of brilliant environmental organisations including The Zoological Society of London (ZSL), the Marine Conservation Society, Blue Ventures and The Shark Trust to name a few.
Take a look at the website to find out more
Ben Fogle in Plastic Oceans
There was an interesting article in the Telegraph about Ben Fogle swimming through plastic to save the oceans. He is working with Sir David Attenborough on the Plastic Oceans film, which is being produced by Jo Ruxton who spoke at the Dive Show recently. The film will be in cinemas by 2013 – and its great to see more attention being brought to the problem of plastic in our oceans. There will be lots more about plastic and what divers can do about it coming up on the dive hub soon so watch this space!
Sustainable fishing has been firmly back on the agenda again this week with the Fish Fight being taken to parliament. Take a look at their website to catch all the latest on this brilliant campaign. I am following the progress of Dr. Jonathan O’Keeffe via twitter @fishcyclist. To draw attention to the fish fight campaign he is cycling the length of the country dressed as a fish! Some people might think he is mad, but I think he is a legend! It reminds me of this quote:
“I always wondered why somebody doesn’t do something about that. Then I realised I was somebody”. (Lily Tomlin)
We don’t all have to get on our bikes dressed as fish (although that would be pretty cool) but we can all do something about what’s happening to the oceans we care about and love to enjoy. All of the these projects are great ways to get involved and show your support, and there is lots more going on out there – so what are you waiting for? Time to dive in!