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This is a sponsored article from SustainabilityTracker.com member Marine Stewardship Council.
The ocean covers more than 70% of the planet’s surface, regulating the climate, and supplying half the oxygen we need to survive.
Our ocean hosts 80% of the world’s biodiversity. Much of this life is essential to sustain people’s livelihoods and ensure food security as millions rely on fish as their primary source of protein.
However, our ocean is also in crisis. It is being threatened by pollution such as abandoned fishing nets, overfishing, and the effects of climate change.
With a growing world population, it is important we protect the future of seafood, for people and the planet.
We’ve all heard about the ‘x y z problems facing the ocean’ or ‘the 5 solutions that will save the ocean’ – the urgency is there, and it can be overwhelming, especially for young minds.
By sharing the successes based on real action, we’re able to demonstrate real success stories that inspires and excites young minds to come forward.
This is especially important as we face a Gen Z reckoning where young people will increasingly only put their faith in companies that are acting for a better planet.
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is an international non-profit on a mission to end overfishing and ensure we have fish forever. We do this by setting standards for sustainable fishing and assurance within the global seafood supply chain.
But we’re also focusing on building ocean literacy with students, teachers, and parents.
In fact, a key objective of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development is to boost ocean literacy in the formal education sector. The aim is to create a new generation of ocean leaders by 2030.
Ocean literacy is defined as “an understanding of the ocean’s influence on you and your influence on the ocean”.
In a world where our ocean is in crisis and where ocean misinformation is prevalent, the MSC offers free to use curriculum-aligned learning resources to advance ocean literacy and inspire the next generation to become conscious leaders and consumers.
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