In this video, I talk to Chris Holmes, a marine biologist at the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (their acronym, appropriately, is NOAA). He told me about some of the dangers faced by our seas and our responsibility to seek sustainable solutions. Many people's livelihoods -- such as fishing, tourism and shipping -- rely on our good stewardship of the oceans.
He suggested we:
1) Recycle and avoid using plastic bottles
2) Eat fish from sustainable sources -- check out Fish Watch for more information.
3) Avoid using non-organic fertilizers on your garden or farm
4) Avoid dumping chemicals down the drain
Outreach International is helping to develop sustainable fish farms in Zambia and Malawi, which can actually help to address other social problems -- providing livelihood and nutrition to vulnerable communities.