#Repost from @seashepherd :
"Dolphins... Whales... Sharks... Iconic species of the oceans that we all care for and love. They are all extremely important for the ocean ecosystems, and therefore for the oceans to survive. But the unsung parties in this are the small critters, from the smallest krill to fish like 'Nemo' here, large fish like tuna and other species. They are all extremely valuable, and in fact necessary for the oceans to function properly. But at the same time, very few people care for fish the way that they do for the large, iconic species that we all celebrate.
But why is that?
For the oceans to survive we need biodiversity. We need the fish. We need the krill. We need all of the ocean critters, often sadly referred to as "by-catch". The much beloved dolphins, whales and sharks need a vibrant eco-system to survive, much like the eco-system needs them.
Sea Shepherd's targetting of illegal fishing around Africa addresses exactly this problem. The campaigns might not be as epic to watch on TV as our Antarctic campaigns, but their results speak for themselves. In the end, we save far more lives of the species that people care about by fighting Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated fishing around Africa, than we ever did by any other means. This also includes exactly those iconic species, as healthy oceans bring healthy ocean animals, and to get a healthy ocean, the ocean animals must be healthy.
Thanks to all of your support, Sea Shepherd has never been as efficient as it is right now. Together, in the past few years, we have saved millions of lives, and will continue to do so with your continued support." You are all AMAZING! 📷 Giorgia Doglioni
#MarineConservation #BioDiversity #StopIUUFishing