In addition to that, what are good solutions for better conservation of our oceans globally, in your opinion?
We must grow and nurture a love for the oceans. Ecosystem dynamics, climate change and marine biology should be a part of every child’s school curriculum. Fiji, for example, is doing this very well. I think every little detail of the ocean should be in the mainstream media and debated at dinner tables around the world. It has to become common knowledge.
But my absolute dream for conservation in a human-driven world is to liberate coastal communities and for them to be in charge of their traditional and natural resources. By regenerative design, we can revitalize these resources and realign them with human-activity. This will increase both the sustainability of the ecosystem and the autonomy of the community. Ultimately this could lead to a direct supply chain and profit for coastal communities. They are the ones that have interacted with the ocean for generations.
I believe there’s a great potential to do so in Marine Protected Areas (MPA’s), it could lead coastal communities to be empowered and accountable. But management and financial resources must be in place and reliable. This is the largest hurdle I have heard repeatedly, in every coastal setting. Money is the limiting factor for effective management of MPA’s.