The European Commission is calling all aquariums to join a global awareness raising action about marine litter. Marine pollution is one of the key topics of the Our Ocean Conference. Every year millions of tons of litter end up in the ocean. It is estimated that by 2050 our seas could contain more plastic than fish. Aquariums are ideal partners to showcase this growing problem and to engage thousands of people, by presenting practical solutions.
In this video, European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella explains the campaign “World Aquariums Against Marine Litter”. This initiative will see Aquariums across the world fill one of their exhibitions with plastic to show the global reality of marine litter. The campaign is designed to raise awareness of the upcoming Our Ocean conference (Malta, 5-6 October). Hosted by the European Union for the first time, this high-level international event brings together ocean champions from government, civil society and business. Discover more about the initiative at http://europa.eu/!YU83pR