There are actually many ways you can help stop overfishing and here’s an invitation for you to participate in these great events around the calendar:
- World Water Day – 22nd March
World Water Day is an international observance and an opportunity to learn more about water related issues, be inspired to tell others and take action to make a difference. World Water Day dates back to the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development where an international observance for water was recommended.
2. World Oceans Day – 8th June
3. World Fish Migration Day – 21st May
4. National Biodiversity Month – September
Biodiversity is everyone’s business and all Australians have a role to play in protecting our rich biodiversity. Australia is home to more than one million species of plants and animals, many of which are unique. About 82 per cent of our mammals and 93 per cent of our frogs are found nowhere else in the world. Over the last 200 years, the Australian environment has been modified dramatically. Australia has lost 75 per cent of its rainforests and has the world’s worst record of mammal extinctions.
5. World Habitat Day – First Monday of October
The idea is to reflect on the state of our towns and cities and the basic right of all to adequate shelter. It is also intended to remind the world of its collective responsibility for the future of the human habitat.
6. World Animal Day – October 4th
To raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe.
7. World Fisheries Day – 21st November, 2016
World Fisheries Day celebrations serve as an important reminder that we must focus on changing the way the world manages global fisheries to ensure sustainable stocks and healthy oceans ecosystems.
8. Protect Sharks and Marine Life Sydney Rally – December 4th Sunday 2016.
Worldwide shark populations are being decimated due to over-fishing, ocean acidification, by-catch, pollution, rising sea temperatures; demand for shark fin, shark cartilage for medicinal purposes and the flake industry.
9. Recently, Sculpture’s by the Sea at Bondi have created an amazing artwork dedicated to raising awareness about pollution in our waters, if you have time definitely go check it out:
Want to help out at home?
You’re invited to sign our petition to ban the super trawlers in Australia that contribute to overfishing!
– A.K #error404fish