World Oceans Day

Each year on 8 June we celebrate World Ocean's Day and raise awareness about the importance of ending overfishing.

 

Why do we need World Oceans Day?

Our ocean covers 70% of the planet and supports life as we know it. Every second breath we take comes from the ocean. However, our oceans are in crisis. They are being threatened by pollution such as abandoned fishing nets, overfishing, and the effects of climate change.

We know the problems. We know the solutions.

World Oceans Day is a day to take action and raise awareness.

Three things you can do this World Oceans Day

From raising awareness to taking action or simply enjoying sustainable seafood, there's plenty you can do to take part this World Oceans Day. Together, we're on a mission to end overfishing - a major global goal enshrined within the UN SDGs.

1 - Raise awareness and get educated

Organise a screening in your local community of Mission: Save the Ocean starring Sir Richard Branson alongside some of our MSC colleagues.

You could even encourage your local school to teach an ocean-themed lesson.

Read more about the MSC and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Watch video

Mission: Save the Ocean

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2 - Take action on the beach

Why not take part in a beach clean-up. It's a great way to meet people, share ideas and see the difference you can make.

For beach clean-ups in Australia, visit cleanup.org.au

For beach clean-ups in New Zealand, visit sustainablecoastlines.org

3 - Cook, eat and enjoy delicious sustainable seafood

View our full list of sustainable seafood recipes using MSC certified seafood available in Australia and New Zealand.

Choose Sustainable Seafood

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Albacore tuna "nachos"

Prep time 10 mins
Cooking Time 15 mins
Serves 6
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Serving suggestion for  Salade Niçoise: on a large plate with ingredients spread across the whole plate

Salade Niçoise

Prep time 40 mins
Cooking Time 20 mins
Serves 2
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Halibut Tacos_6

BBQ wild MSC certified halibut tacos with a duo of fresh salsas

Prep time 30 mins
Cooking Time 35 mins
Serves 6
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Lemon Pepper Salmon_Compressed

Easy lemon pepper salmon

Prep time 5 mins
Cooking Time 15 mins
Serves 3
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Seafood pizza

Seafood pizza

Prep time 220 mins
Cooking Time 20 mins
Serves 4
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Scallop and Squash salad

Warm salad of scallops, roasted squash, radishes and pomegranate

Prep time 10 mins
Cooking Time 35 mins
Serves 6
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