Billions of pounds of plastic can be found in swirling convergences - gyres - in the oceans making up about 40 percent of the world’s ocean surfaces. 80 percent of pollution enters the ocean from the land.
If we are going to produce sustainable seafood, how can we allow plastics and polystyrene to continue to be used in our industry? It is OUR WORKPLACE, the oceans and seas, which are being polluted and we need to share our knowledge and create an action plan.
Come and join us on 18 March 2017 between 3 and 5pm in downtown Boston.
Already, environmentalists are alerting us to stories about micro-plastics being in our seafood. UN Sustainability Goals 2, 6, 9, 11, 12, 14 & 15 all have some relevance to this important issue but at the end of the day what we, the seafood industry, organize will have the most impact.
Awareness, setting some goals, collaborating across all sectors, innovative solutions need to be found and promoted.
Numbers are limited so please register your interest for this FREE event and we will be in contact in plenty of time to advise the location.
17 Sustainable Development Goals
|Goal 1||End poverty in all its forms everywhere|
|Goal 2||End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture|
|Goal 3||Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages|
|Goal 4||Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all|
|Goal 5||Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls|
|Goal 6||Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all|
|Goal 7||Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all|
|Goal 8||Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all|
|Goal 9||Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation|
|Goal 10||Reduce inequality within and among countries|
|Goal 11||Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable|
|Goal 12||Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns|
|Goal 13||Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts*|
|Goal 14||Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development|
|Goal 15||Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss|
|Goal 16||Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels|
|Goal 17||Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development|
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