Happy World Oceans Day! Did you know about 70% of the planet’s surface is covered by oceans? That’s one of the many reasons it’s so important to protect our seas. Sustainable fisheries are just one way we can ensure our oceans stay healthy, so future generations can enjoy fishing as much as we do.
World Oceans Day is an international day that takes place annually on 8 June. The concept was originally proposed in 1992 by Canada’s International Centre for Ocean Development and the Ocean Institute of Canada at the Earth Summit – UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Help unite and rally to protect and restore our blue planet.
World Ocean Day supports collaborative conservation, working with its global network of youth and organisational leaders in >140 countries, and providing free and customisable promotional and actionable resources. World Ocean Day is powered by the World Ocean Day Youth Advisory Council.
On this day, people everywhere can unite to celebrate and take action for our shared blue planet, with one ocean and one climate, which connect us all. Get together with your family, community, and /or your company, and join with millions of others around our blue planet to create a better future.
By working together, we can – and will – protect and restore our shared ocean and climate. Join this growing global celebration in June and continue to grow the engagement year-round!