World Ocean Day
"Without water, our planet would be one of the billions of lifeless rocks floating
endlessly in the vastness of the inky-black void."
- Fabien Cousteau
The world's largest source of protein is served by the oceans. More than 3 billion people depend upon the oceans as their primary source of protein. The ocean is home to the greatest abundance of life on our planet. It is a place where we swim, surf, sail, dive, etc. It also provides jobs to fishermen, lifeguards, surf instructors, harbors, marine-based tour operators, water sports businesses, holiday accommodations, and sailors.
World Oceans Day is observed on June 8, which is a day for humanity to celebrate the ocean. The ocean connects, sustains, and supports us all. It is time for all of us to raise global awareness about the significance of the ocean in our lives and the ways through which we can protect it. This day also highlights the need for Oceans in our lives and emphasizes the reason to protect them from being deteriorated. Recent plastic waste in the oceans has raised eyebrows and calls for the Governments of the world to be proactive.
The concept of World Ocean Day was proposed at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. Officially World Ocean Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2008 to be celebrated worldwide annually on 8 June to resolve the problems of oceans and also to save ocean water.
The theme for World Oceans Day 2022 is Revitalization: Collective Action for the Ocean. The real cure for our environmental problems is to understand that our job is to salvage Mother Nature. The inclusive day provides an opportunity to all of us to better understand how to interact with oceans in a sustainable manner.