World Ocean Day - 4 Things You Can Do

June 8 marks World Ocean Day, a time to celebrate our ocean and the major role it has in everyday life.

At the MSC, we are passionate about doing our bit for the ocean. You too can play your part and make a difference. Here are four things you can do right now to protect the ocean and ensure sustainable seafood supplies for the future. Are you ready to get on board? 

 

1. Shop for sustainable seafood

Make a commitment to buy MSC certified sustainable seafood when doing your shopping.  

 

When you next visit your local store, fishmonger or supermarket look for the blue MSC ecolabel. You might even find it on pet food. The ecolabel means the fish or seafood you're buying comes from fisheries that meet rigorous requirements.  

 

A small action can have a huge impact on our ocean, which feeds billions of people and provides 80% of the world's biodiversity. Buying sustainable seafood also helps support the jobs and livelihoods of those working to preserve our ocean resources.    

2. Get creative in the kitchen

Why not use World Ocean Day to host a sustainable seafood lunch or dinner party?  

 

Visit our sustainable fish recipes and foodies guides to sustainable fish for a diverse range of mouth-watering ideas.  

 

We also have our own award-winning Ocean Cookbook - full of delicious sustainable seafood recipes from top chefs around the world.  

3. Read, watch and learn about sustainable fisheries

The best way to understand the impact of the MSC's work is to hear first-hand from those involved in the program. 

 

Learn more about the fishermen who have made sustainable fishing part of their everyday life and explore all of the MSC certified UK and Ireland fisheries.

 

Use our educational resources to teach others and learn about how we can all play a role in keeping our oceans healthy.  

4. Stay informed and inspired

Follow the MSC on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and we’ll keep you up to-date on the latest ocean news, stories, reports, recipes and more.  

 

You can also sign up for our Newsletter, sent every other month we'll share content and recipes to show you that choosing sustainable seafood doesn't have to be complicated or expensive. Help to create a wave of support by encouraging your friends and family members to sign up too! 

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