When you look at the Earth from this perspective, you can get an idea of how much is land, and how much is water. It should be easy for us to conclude that for the land to be healthy, the ocean has to be healthy. When we go fishing, diving, or visit the ocean some other way be it recreational or commercial, we always have to keep in mind that it is up to us to protect the ocean, and it will provide for us. At all times we must be responsible stewards of the sea. Take care not to pollute it, and if you are going to eat the fish, take only what you will eat and eat what you take. Make it a point to only take species that are sustainable. Choose a fast reproducing species over a slower one- i.e. mahi mahi reproduce in a year, sharks and turtles take decades. If you catch a shark, before you kill it remember it may take 20 or more years for it to be replaced. Thats a long time.
Think twice before you harvest or kill an ocean dweller.
Each species in the ocean fulfills an important job, and if a species becomes extinct or its numbers dwindle, the ecosystem balance will tilt and who knows what happens next.Read more »