- Roy Mulder
- North Vancouver
President, Marine Life Sanctuaries Society of BC
Will a voluntary citizen based campaign work to protect the ocean? If so, what can be done?
We currently protect less than 1% of the world's oceans. 90% of the world's fish stocks are gone. Can we as a society start a voluntary initiative to protect at least 30% of the world's ocean. It is evident that current extraction from the ocean is not sustainable. Very few countries are doing their part to create Marine Sanctuaries on their coasts.
How can we join all the voices to work together on this? Many organizations are busy with "process", few are actually doing something about it. Most governments are not actively pursuing a program to work towards setting aside areas to be fully protected.