Waves on Khalaktyrsky Beach on the Avachinsky Bay coast © Yuri Smityuk / TASS / Getty
1. Celebrate with sustainable seafood
Overfishing and unsustainable fishing practices is a global issue. Just look for the blue MSC label to know your wild caught seafood can be traced back to a sustainable source.
2. Get ocean-educated
Watch an oceans documentary or programmes such as Blue Planet 2 and Chasing Coral.
3. Go plastic free
Single use plastics make their way in to the oceans threatening biodiversity. Try going plastic free for a week and keep a log and share your progress with your friends on social media.
4. Do a beach clean up
If you live near the coast, there are many local organisations that organise beach clean ups. Or why not organise one yourself? Each time you’re on holiday, why not pick up a few plastic items such as straws as you stroll down the beach.
5. Raise awareness
The Marine Stewardship Council is an international non-profit organisation, which recognises and rewards efforts to protect oceans and safeguard seafood supplies for the future.