For decades marine experts, coastal communities, divers and ocean lovers have known about the depletion of wildlife in our seas and have gradually come to understand the far reaching ramifications of this impact. In our documentary Seaspiracy we were able to illuminate the alarming - and not widely known - reality of the widespread environmental destruction to our oceans caused by human behaviour. From plastic pollution and dolphin hunting, to shark finning and the worrying state of coral reefs. But ultimately the greatest impact to our oceans has undeniably come from the fishing industry.
What the film uncovered not only challenges the notion that plastic and fossil fuels are the greatest threat to the sea, but shines a light on the lack of integrity and legitimacy of sustainable fishing labels and questions whether there is such a thing as a sustainable fishery in todays heavily depleted oceans.
Thankfully the solutions to this world encompassing problem couldn't be simpler. Unlike the politically entangled social and environmental issues of protecting the Amazon Rainforest, the Great Plains, Mekong Region, and countless rivers, forests, and species within the jurisdiction of a nation, most of the worlds oceans, "The High Seas", belong to no country, politician, corporation, or individual. They belong to everyone. In essence, the high seas are just waiting for us to come together and a species and agree to simply leave it alone.
"I realised the single most effective thing I could do every single day to protect the oceans and the marine life I loved was to simply not eat them."
- Ali Tabrizi, Director of Seaspiracy
It seems so obvious doesn't it? If the oceans are dying because we are eating them to death, then the solution really is to simply to stop eating marine life and watch their populations rebound. For those in this world fortunate enough to choose what food they put in their mouths, not only is this possible from a health standpoint, but moving towards a plant-based diet can be incredibly health promoting.
There are many free resources available online for you to learn all you need to thrive on a plant-based diet, but here are just a few to get you started!
However, if you want to take the time and stress away from changing your grocery list and what food to make, we've created a simple, easy, and customisable App to make this transition towards a plant based diet effortless. The best part, it's only $1.90 a week!