World Oceans Day! June 8th, 2019
World Oceans Day is a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future.
As members of the wild Pacific halibut fishing community, we embrace this special opportunity to celebrate our oceans, generate awareness for their huge importance on our planet and encourage others around the world to participate in protecting them.
As fishing families, the ocean is important to us because it provides food. But a healthy world ocean is critical to our survival in other ways as well:
Generates most of the oxygen we breathe
Regulates our climate
Cleans the water we drink
Offers a pharmacopoeia of medicines
Provides limitless inspiration!
Each year, World Oceans Day provides a unique focus and this year’s theme is “TOGETHER WE CAN Protect and Restore our Ocean”.
Tiare Boyes, a second generation commercial halibut fisherman from Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada who also holds a Master Degree in Marine and Resource Management, is one of the most passionate ambassadors for healthy oceans you’ll ever meet. She grew up on the water and today her daily life is wholly connected to the Pacific Ocean. As a fisherman, member of the Pacific Halibut Management Association of BC, and Executive Director of the BC Tuna Fishermen’s Association, she is fully committed to ensuring the ocean and surrounding environment are healthy, and its resources are sustainable. She is also passionate about responsible and sustainable consumption, and proud to provide safe, healthy and nutritious food from our ocean for Canada and the world. When she’s not working on fisheries management issues, fishing halibut with her Dad, or attending global conferences related to fishing, sustainability, the environment and the role of women, you will find her at the depths of the ocean capturing the most stunning photos of marine life.
Tiare is confident that TOGETHER WE CAN Protect and Restore our Ocean!
She shares her pride in providing food from our oceans as part of an internationally recognized and certified sustainable fishery. Meet her here.
June 5, 2019