Make Better Seafood Choices

We as consumer, play an important role in the health of our oceans.

Learn how to help protect fish and ocean animals by making good decisions when purchasing seafood. The decisions you make when choosing seafood at grocery stores and restaurants directly impact the health of our oceans.

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    Seafood Watch provides recommendations based on scientific research and strict fishing/farming sustainability criteria. You can use one of the many free tools (iPhone and Android app and consumer guides) provided by Seafood Watch to start making a difference today! Get involved at http://www.seafoodwatch.org

    Special thanks to Simons Strategy & Communications and Evolve Media Production for their work in developing this video.

     

    Video provided by the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

    The San Diego Uptown Rotary Club Helps Conserve Oaxaca’s Coast

    Last week, WILDCOAST staff and San Diego’s Uptown Rotary Club took a trip to Mexico’s beautiful coast of Oaxaca. Rotary members volunteered in activities to help conserve some of the world’s most important sea turtle nesting beaches.

    The first day, volunteers and WILDCOAST staff members, Stephanie Batt, Tannia Frausto and Diane Castaneda traveled to the small village of Barra de la Cruz, 63 miles south of Huatulco.  Volunteers were introduced to the local communities that are part of the Chontal tribe that has inhabited the area for many generations. The Chontal community takes great pride in their land and works with WILDCOAST to conserve their important beaches and wetlands.  Barra de la Cruz is know for being home one of the most important sea turtle nesting beaches in the world. The Leatherback, Olive ridley and Green sea turtles go there every year to lay their eggs.

    Volunteers helped create three bilingual (Spanish/English) signs that will help educate visitors and residents on how they can keep the area clean. Signs also educated people on the ecological importance of the area.

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