15 Ways Women Would Fix the Ocean
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Shar Olivier, owner of the financing and environmental solution-building firm Vessel, is a woman on a mission to fix our oceans. "In the last year alone we have lost 1000 year old coral from large sections of the Great Barrier Reef, and we have seen...
Shar Olivier, owner of the financing and environmental solution-building firm Vessel, is a woman on a mission to fix our oceans. "In the last year alone we have lost 1000 year old coral from large sections of the Great Barrier Reef, and we have seen the invasive Pacific Lion fish decimate our Atlantic seaboard, we are on the clock with our oceans and can't inhabit this planet without a healthy world ocean." She’s identified and developed a list of 15 actions we can take to collectively fix the state of oceans.
1. Ban Oxybenzene Sunscreens
2. Ban single use plastics globally
3. Ban gill net and dragnet fishing
4. Increase MPAs of all coral systems
5. Increase ocean ecotourism
6. Increase Sustainable fishing laws and enforcement
7. Replenish restore and conserve Mangroves
8. Replenish restore and conserve Oyster Beds to glory of Colonial times
9. Attack and remove invasive species like the Pacific Lionfish in the Atlantic/Caribbean
10. Protect and serve apex indicator species like whale, dolphin and shark
11. Protect and preserve the sea turtle, sea lion, seal, walrus and other large species like Tuna, & Swordfish
12. Create laws that limit fish intake of non-humans (pets) to fish farms and non-ocean catch
13. Create and enforce stronger legislation that preserves our rivers
14. Create and enforce International laws that ban shark fin soup and other “delicacies” that threaten our ocean wildlife
15. Support and increase the critical work of agencies and orgs like Oceana, Riverkeeper, Sea Shepherd, reef.org and others
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