SAN FRANCISCO — It all seems so daunting: plastics in the ocean, dying coral reefs, entire species being wiped out – but don’t click away in despair!
There really are things everyone can do to help make the ocean cleaner and keep our environment healthier.
Here are some easy (or mostly easy) life changes that have a big impact on our environment.
Eat fish responsibly
Whenever you eat fish, make sure you choose a sustainable variety that isn’t endangered.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium’s “Seafood Watch” program has online guides detailing which fish are your best bets. All of these directories, broken up by region, can be downloaded into a printable pocket guide – so if you’re a seafood lover, it’s a handy resource to keep nearby.
The most consumed seafoods in the U.S. are shrimp, salmon and tuna. If those are among your go-to choices, some more environmentally responsible