Tonight I was at Ripley's Aquarium and thought I'd share a few quick notes on things you can do to help the oceans.
1. If you buy fish products look for sustainable products. They recommend looking for the OceanWise logo (oceanwise.ca), and ask restaurants you go to if their fish are from sustainable resources.
2. Commercial fishing often make use of large nets which catch more than what and they toss these fish back but they don't usually survive. This is called the bycatch. One of the worst items that produce the most bycatch is shrimp. One item with a lower bycatch is mussels, maybe switch to mussels rather than a shrimp ring for your next party.
3. Eatting less meat in general helps too, so first start by only ordering or buying what you know you'll eat, and then look for some vegetarian alternatives once in a while. Even reducing your red meat intake helps the oceans because factory farms create a lot of air pollution which impact the oceans. The book I'm reading right now (Happy Money) suggests making things a treat by doing them less often in order to get more enjoyment out of them!
4. Be aware of what's in the cleaning products you use. Firstly watch out for microbeads if they aren't yet banned in your area, and secondly try cleaning products from company's like Method which are committed to making the cleanest cleaning products around. I just read 'The Method method' and they say if you only try one of their products try the 8x concentrate laundry detergent. I just got it and I didn't think I'd like the pump, but I love it :)
5. Aside from those things, anything you can do to reduce air pollution (which is good for humans) is also good for the oceans. I'll have more posts about that later.
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