Over these past three months, my blog series has taken you around the world and into the lives of marine dependent communities at risk from ocean acidification. Hopefully this journey did for you what it did for me: showed how ocean acidification has the power to alter whole communities, and how these communities are in dire need of research, guidance and infrastructure to prepare for the challenges ahead.
Before I leave Ocean Conservancy, I want to share one more thing. I have prepared this video to help make the stories I’ve shared in my blog come alive. Listen to Waiaria talk about the value of shellfish to the identity of people in New Zealand. Watch fishermen in Peru celebrate El Dia de Pescadores. Tag along as a shellfish farmer in Thailand hand dredges the bay in the middle of the night. See the faces and the places that continue to drive my conviction that we have more work to do. And share them with your friends, so we can do good on what Peter, a cod-fisherman in Norway who can trace fishing back 1,000 years in his family, said to me:
“The whole world has to know. Not only in this small place, but the whole world has to know what is happening.”