And yet this feels like a time for optimism – and a time for change. The world has woken up to the crisis facing our oceans. The UN Sustainable Development Goal to conserve and sustainably use the ocean and marine resources has galvanised new partnerships and frameworks. We’re seeing increasing political and corporate commitment, backed up by unprecedented consumer concern sparked by programs like the BBC’s Blue Planet II and Netflix’s Our Planet and growing awareness of ocean plastics and the climate crisis.
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