Tweet for the Ocean

The Indian Ocean needs your tweets!

Page - July 26, 2012
An invaluable ecosystem that provides food and jobs for millions of people, the Indian Ocean is threatened by illegal and unsustainable fishing. Use your tweets to spread the word, and let's get people talking about defending our oceans!

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Ships in the Indian Ocean can have fishing lines 120km long with up to 3000 hooks. Sustainable?
 

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FAO report: 18% of all catch taken in the Indian Ocean is illegal – stolen fish, stolen future!
 

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More than 70% of the world's fisheries are now "fully exploited, over exploited, or significantly depleted."
 

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Between 26 & 73 million sharks are killed for their fins a year – that’s up to 8000 a minute!
 

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Healthy Oceans, Healthy People: In the Maldives, fish makes up 50% of a person’s daily protein.
  

 

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