The biggest thing everyone can do to protect our planet and our seas is to choose consciously, especially when buying. From how we decide to move, what we buy for lunch, where we plan our holiday, what we wear, every choice we make during our daily life can make the difference.
For example, choosing the type of fish we buy can make a huge difference for marine ecosystems. Avoid buying fish caught by bottom trawling and other destructive fish methods. Focus on sustainable species such as bluefish (small tunas, mackerels, anchovies etc.) or mussels.
The opportunity to continue to benefit from marine goods and services depends on the extent to which we are willing to change our habits.