Marine litter is a problem caused globally, but it is being most felt by coastal communities in developing countries, like Adara in Timor-Leste. Finding sustainable solutions to marine litter is the focus of World Oceans Day today, of which research to build the recognition and resilience of small-scale fisheries and fishers plays a critical part.
Fishers put out a net to catch reef fish, Fumato'o, Malaita Province, Solomon Islands. Photo by Filip Milovac, 2015.
World Oceans Day, held on 8 June every year, is a day to celebrate our oceans—and to recommit ourselves to protecting them.