This year’s theme, ‘The Ocean: Life & Livelihoods’, reminds us how important the oceans are to life on the planet and to many people’s livelihoods. In Canada, they are the source of nearly 300,000 jobs, and we rely on healthy marine ecosystems to sustain our food supply and the vibrancy of our coastal communities. Economies around the world depend on the health and resilience of our oceans. We know that we have to protect them to ensure a better future for all of us.}
The United Nations has picked up on the theme, with this years focus on the The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods , the day long presentation from the UN featuring a range of guest speakers to speak to issues of conservation and potential threats to the Ocean environment
You can explore how World Ocean Day is being observed around the world here.
A rolling update on the events of the day can be found through twitter