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How Saving the Oceans Can Feed the World | Oceana

September 4, 2019


[Music] our blue planet is at a crossroads soon there will be nine billion of us to support [Applause] where all the food and resources that we need come from [Music] there is a last refuge one place to turn from wild unfettered beauty abundance and diversity it’s under the waves down deep into the sea into the depths of our oceans [Music] [Music] [Music] our oceans are the source of all life on our planet here we find the potential for unimaginable renewable abundance [Music] over a billion people including some of the poorest in the world depend on our oceans and wild seafood for survival [Music] this incredible bounty is in danger every day we’re taking out so much more than our oceans can reproduce the spectacular wildlife of the deep is being hunted with military precision wreaking havoc upon the balance of the oceans which has taken hundreds of millions of years to perfect millions of sharks are fin [Music] billions of tons of seafood are caught and then thrown away ocean nurseries the breeding grounds for new life are being destroyed every day indiscriminately we are sabotaging ourselves and our children’s future throwing away one of our greatest sources of strength and renewal draining our world’s oceans of life just when we need them the most to feed our hungry planet our oceans are amazingly resilient sea life can reproduce quickly it’s not too late we can turn the tide of destruction around the sea is not uncovered just ten countries controlled most of the world’s wild cash Oceana has one key policy victories in many of these countries protecting over a million square miles of ocean and we can do this around the world we know it works we need to focus on three goals stop overfishing control bycatch and protect the nurseries [Music] with your help we can restore the oceans vitality we can have oceans that provide 700 million meals a day let’s honor the original source of life for our planet and ensure that it remains bountiful and beautiful for generations to come [Music] [Music] help us let’s save the oceans and feed the world you you

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  1. "but can also help to save the planet" – Go Vegan. It's that simple. We don't need much protein daily, and you can also avoid all cereal grains in the process. It's very simple, but people think with their taste buds, not their brains or bodies.

  2. How I hope that this U-Tube video touches many nerves across our country, across our world! OCEANS, the most amazing ecosystem on the planet! Thanks, OCEANA!

  3. grate work….I'm appreciated u'r work..best way to give idea people looking at video this of sea not unlimited resources, overestimating about sea.. open access is the problem…try to get limitation suitably recourse extraction….

  4. "Each day we remove more than the oceans can replenish"
    Will we learn to curb our greed and waste, our cruel harvesting practices and our pollution, in time?
    Thankyou Oceana for your efforts. It may be too late though to change my mind about being vegetarian.

  5. Thank you! Critical habitat – critical times. We are probably the last generations who still can take these actions before the systems collapse entirely.

  6. Go Vegan. By locally. Grow your own. I do. On an apartment balcony. Leave the sea alone. It is the source of life.

  7. What I really want to comment about is acidic ocean (8th from top over at right). I have read posts on other sites claiming that if you run a small DC electric current through sea water, calcium carbonate will precipitate at the anode. I am sure this is technically feasible. What I want to know is — using a wind turbine to generate the DC current, how much does it cost per ton of either carbon or CO2 captured and stored as calcium carbonate?

  8. Global Thermostat claims that given enough volume to achieve economies of scale, they can get the cost to capture CO2 down to $25/ton of CO2. From The Future of Enhanced Geothermal Systems, I gather that CO2 can be stored in an Enhanced Geothermal System for $8/ton, making total cost to capture and store of $33/ton of CO2 = $121/ton of carbon.

  9. What we need is not how to feed more people but how to slow the birth rate. Why kill more living things to feed humans over running the earth?

  10. great video. cannot believe some things like shark finning or throwing fish away. we need to take care of the ocean AND the rest of the planet.

  11. LA VIDA SURGIÓ DEL MAR Y LA PLAGA HUMANA ESTÁ LLEVANDO A LA DESTRUCCIÓN LOS MARES CON LA SOBREPESCA, LA DESTRUCCIÓN DEL BOSQUE DEL MAR, LAS TONELADAS DE MATERIA FECAL DIARIA, LOS PLÁSTICO9S Y LA BASURA RADIOACTIVA.!

  12. OCEANA is an excellent organization. PLANNED PARENTHOOD is more to the point. Our species is expanding at a rate that is completely self-destructive and we have got to stop having so many human babies! Our own overpopulation is what is killing off other life forms. Eventually, we will implode.

  13. Talk to the Catholics and Republicans about the birth control options that they keep trying to deny women. With effective birth control and women's choice, we can keep the birth rate at acceptable levels.

  14. It is a sad fact that humans are the most voracious predators on earth;plundering and rapacious with an insatiable appetite.We continue to destroy animal life because of greed and unfeeling self interest,without the realisation that sooner or later all animals will come to the edge of extinction. It is already happening. Without self restraint man himself will also reach that point,and have to become vegetarians. When crops fail due to climate change, what then? I dread to think. Canniballism?

  15. Man is a terrible predator and I agree that we need to stop overbreeding ourselves and protect the other innocent beings on this earth.

  16. The human race is heading for mass destruction if we don't curb the birth rate and clean up the planet. Perhaps the earth will take it into its own hands and through destructive weather and desertification? We are smart, but not smart enough.

  17. WE NEED TO PROTECT OUR OCEANS BY ENDING OVERFISHING, CONTROLLING BYCATCH, AND PROTECTING OUR OCEAN NURSERIES. IF WE DON'T MANY PEOPLE WHO DEPEND ON THE OCEN FOR FOOD WILL DIE IN THE COMING YEARS. THIS IS A SERIOUS ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEM!!!!

  18. "Our" Oceans: just another place on this planet exploited by big corporations to the point of exhaustion and extinction. Our current oceanic practices will, no doubt, go a long way toward wiping us out as a species. Actually, that would be a good thing – for every other living species!

  19. We need to go back to the beginning! god provided us with everything we needed in the Garden of Eden. Fruits vegetables and nuts, no meat, no fish!

  20. Man continues to ruin everything it touches, whether land or sea. How can we get rid of the unbelievable Pacific Garbage Dump that pollutes the ocean? How can we stop the military and innumerable cruise ships from jettisoning their trash into our oceans? There are other ways to feed the people of the earth without killing more of the oceans' living things. Oceana is a drop in the bucket compared to the big corporations and people who have no respect for the life of the oceans or their future.

  21. I don't know who the ten (10) countries are – US, Russia, China, Japan – but unless they all come together and begin saying YES, we can and will make a difference right now, today, instead of NO today is more important than tomorrow our oceans are doomed. We must all remember that; "Our world is not inherited from our forefathers but borrowed from our future generations." Don and I CAN! :-))

  22. The Oceans are explored less than outer space! We have no reall and concrete knowledge of the expanses of food supplies from the oceans. When we destroy our oceans we will drive the last nail into our coffins. There are hosts of food solutions providing we do not destroy the oceans with oil and other destructive exploration. Save the oceans and save humankind!

  23. Umph, to be more precise we currently don't have 8 billion humans. For June 1 2013 there were about 7, 01 billion people on our planet. And that, I belive, is also too much. Why don't we just stop breeding?

  24. I knew it was really bad, but this video made me sick. I never heard of cutting sharks' fins off and throwing them back in. That is beyond cruel.

  25. Das ist alles so schlimm, der Mensch ist so gedankenlos, Hauptsache ich habe was zu Essen und nach mir die Sintflut, das ist so traurig :'(

  26. I think something will happen soon enough for us, depletion of resources, natural disaster unlike we've seen, or mass starvation and / or mass genocide, I think one of these factors is likely to reduce the human population significantly if we don't pull our act together.

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