Check out this very well presented piece on the state of fishing. Everyone knows it is a problem, this short illustrates very clearly just how bad.
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The ocean is full of ideas. Tide lines are one of them.
In the Canadian Spring of 2001, while surfing a North Pacific swell, two brothers and a friend received a message from Japan. On the next set, a pact was made to sail around the world in search of distant shores. Their dream was called “OceanGybe”. Over the course of the next six years, Ryan, Bryson and Hugh worked hard, saved their money and on July 1 2007, penniless and green, they set sail from Mexico with a dream to bring about change in themselves and the world around them. Continue reading
OceanGybe will be at the Otalith Festival this weekend chatting to folks about marine debris, this beautiful part of the world and working with Surfrider to help get folks mobilized to help protect our oceans, beaches and streams. Continue reading
Karenjess jewelry generously donated 6 shell necklaces for the Tidelines campaign. Now they’re taking their work to the next level. You can support them and be rewarded with some beautiful jewelry at the same time. http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/shell-out-for-karenjess
We were honored to contribute to Dr. Hideshige Takada International Pellet Watch program throughout our trip. He has written a summary of his research and why it is so important. http://www.oceanhealthindex.org/News/Microplastics
Photographer/Artist Michael JP Hall took his entanglement project to the streets of Vancouver this past weekend http://vimeo.com/63225640
The Plastic Pollution Coalition is back at it ! Right here in Vancouver, they installed a giant plastic 6-pack holder on the orca whale exhibit on the corner of Georgia and Thurlow Streets ! Go and check it out !
Plastic Bag Bans in Africa, Plastic Bottle Bans in the US and Plastic Pollution Coalition at it again !
Mauritania has banned the use of plastic bags to protect the environment and the lives of land and sea animals.
More than 70% of cattle and sheep that die in the capital, Nouakchott, are killed by eating plastic bags, environment ministry official Mohamed Yahya told BBC Afrique.
Plastic bag manufacturers could be jailed for up to a year. Plastic makes up a quarter of 56,000 tonnes of waste produced annually in Nouakchott, official statistics show.
Mauritania’s Organization of Consumer Protection head Moctar Ould Tauf said he welcomed the ban, Efe news agency reports. It was of “particular importance” given the negative impact of plastic bags on the environment, animals and marine species, he said.
Environment Minister Amedi Camara said that nearly all of the plastic package waste is not “collected and is found in the natural environment – land and sea – where they are sometimes ingested by marine species and livestock, causing their death”. Continue reading
Thanks to the classes of Mrs. Dixon and Mrs. Shomura at Henry Hudson today for being so enthusiastic during Hugh’s presentation for the educational portion of the Debridement Project with Community Arts Vancouver and the Vancouver Maritime Museum. http://www.cacv.ca/announcing-the-debridement-project
Friends of Oceangybe and talented filmmakers Gamut Productions are working on very worthy project, Us and Them. Check out their indigogo campaign:http://www.indiegogo.com/usandthem