Environmental Concerns

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Ocean Issues

Plastic Pollution:  Single use plastic is a significant detriment to oceans.  90% of global plastic is not recycled, and huge quantities end up in our oceans.

Over-fishing and Destructive Fishing:  At least two thirds of large fish in the ocean have been removed through poor and greedy fishing practices.  One in three fish populations have collapsed since 1950.

Human Rights:  More than three billion people around the world, rely on oceans and coastal ecosystems for their livelihood.  Depleted fish populations makes it difficult for people in the fishing business to turn a profit or support themselves.

Commercial Whaling:  Yes, it's still happening.  In the U.S., the North Atlantic right whale population is at 350 total.  Blue whales are at less than 1% of their original population.  West Pacific grey whales hover near extinction.

Source: Greenpeace.com

 

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