Because, to the oceans,
our food choices matter

[oceaneer] ~def:

Sea-aficionada/-o who reduces or ditches consumption of animal products coming from industrial livestock farming and large-scale fishing, for the sake of the oceans and animals – and ultimately ourselves.

The Challenge

 Industrial livestock farming and large-scale fishing are among the most destructive industries for our living planet in general, and our oceans in particular.

Most of our most pressing environmental issues – such as overfishing, climate change, species extinction, habitat destruction, deforestation, water pollution and depletion and over-fertilization – are strongly linked to these industries.

Moreover, billions of sentient animals experience ‘hell on earth’ in factory-farms each year, and are fed high quantities of antibiotics and hormons – which end up in our bodies again.

Last but not least, these industries consume a huge amount of scarce resources in the form of food crops, land and water.

How Large scale fishing affects our ocean habitats

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fisheries exploited

fully exploited (52%), overexploited (17%) or depleted (7%). source

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wasted catch

As many as 40% of fish caught globally every year are discarded. source

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acidity increase

The industrial revolution has brought on severe acidification with disastrous consequences on the fertility of many sea animals and corals. source

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plastic pollution

Between 20% and 46% of all plastic pollution in our oceans are ghost nets.source

650 000 whales, dolphins and seals die because of the vessels.

50 Mil sharks die because of the nets.

 

 

How Large scale fishing affects our ocean habitats

%

fisheries exploited

fully exploited (52%), overexploited (17%) or depleted (7%). source

%

wasted catch

As many as 40% of fish caught globally every year are discarded. source

%

acidity increase

The industrial revolution has brought on severe acidification with disastrous consequences on the fertility of many sea animals and corals. source

%

plastic pollution

Between 20% and 46% of all plastic pollution in our oceans are ghost nets.source

650 000 whales, dolphins and seals die because of the vessels.

50 Mil sharks die because of the nets.

 

 

EVERY SINGLE MEAL MAKES A DIFFERENCE

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Livestock Emissions

Livestock farming is responsible for ~15% of greenhouse gas emissions. source

 

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Of mammals are food

Of all the mammals on Earth, 60% are livestock! 36% are humans and only 4% are wild animals. source

 

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Fish feeding livestock

30% of fish caught is intended as feed for livestock animals. source

 

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Amazon destruction

Animal agriculture is responsible for up to 91% loss of our rainforest. source

 

How Industrial livestock farming affects our ocean habitat

How Industrial livestock farming affects our ocean habitat

%

Livestock Emissions

Livestock farming is responsible for ~15% of greenhouse gas emissions. source

 

%

Of mammals are food

Of all the mammals on Earth, 60% are livestock! 36% are humans and only 4% are wild animals. source

 

%

Fish feeding livestock

30% of fish caught is intended as feed for livestock animals. source

 

%

Amazon destruction

Animal agriculture is responsible for up to 91% loss of our rainforest. source

 

Oceaneers in a nutshell

As Oceaneers, we love to be in nature and in oceans, but as a species, we’re trashing both.

Industrial animal agriculture and fishing are among the biggest drivers of this destruction, and in addition, cause extreme unnecessary suffering to billions of animals each year.

Unlike with other challenges, we’re fully empowered as individuals to make changes – each meal/ purchase is an opportunity to act, a vote for or against this industry.

The purpose of Oceaneers is to raise awareness about this impact of our food choices, and encourage ocean-dwellers to reduce their consumption of animal products coming from factory farming and large-scale fishing

Got it – so what do you want me to do?

2 - Reduce Reliance

Start your reduction journey, and let us know how it goes and how we can help you!

3 - Spread Awareness

Share this with your mates to help grow the movement – ‘the more the merrier’ applies!

Oceaneers

Oceaneers is a community-driven initiative created by two ocean lovers who wanted to inspire others to see that the biggest positive impact they could make to ocean sustainability was to change their food choices.

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