Fisheries

World Oceans Day: Statement by Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

World Oceans Day: Statement by Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

World Oceans Day: Statement by Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

Today, on World Oceans Day, I want to join the global celebration of our oceans. I want to highlight their importance for our wellbeing and for the wellbeing of future generations: as an abundant supplier of food, energy and other natural resources; as a regulator for our climate and many of our natural cycles; and as source of inspiration, imagination and humility. On this day, I also want to recall the urgent need to address the immense challenges that our oceans are faced with: climate change, pollution, environmental degradation and unsustainable management of their resources.