Episode 13

Keith Addis is a managing mogul in Hollywood, but somehow he also ended up as the president for Oceana’s Board of Directors. Find out how Ted Danson led Keith to one of the best environmental organizations, and how they’re using new technology to combat illegal overfishing. He also explains how Somali pirates have actually helped fisheries, why sustainable seafood probably isn’t in your sushi restaurant, and why selfish people should be interested in saving the planet.

LESSONS FROM KEITH:

  1. The ocean is life.  
  2. When it comes to our earth’s resources, you don't have to change your entire lifestyle. Just be cautious, careful and reasonable.
  3. Organize a system in your community to help everyone recycle responsibly.
  4. Regulation isn’t meant to choke industries. It’s to protect them.
  5. Get involved on a grassroots level with your local government. It’s amazing what can happen when people who care decide to take action.
  6. You should help because it’ll make you feel good. In this case, it’s okay to be selfish. (Plus, you might just get a date out of it.)

 

TOPICS IN THIS EPISODE:

Visit Oceana's website to learn more

Follow Oceana on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube

American Oceans Campaign (AOC)founded by actor Ted Danson

The Pew Charitable Trusts

Watch this video on bottom trawling

Al Jazeera's article on Somali pirates vs. illegal fishing and an update on the situation

What is acidification?

The Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch Consumer Guide on sustainable seafood

The Monterey Bay Aquarium's list of mercury levels in fish

Learn more about seafood fraud from Oceana

Global Fishing Watch - the new technology from SkyTruth, Google, and Oceana

March for Science

Jackie Savitz, Oceana's Senior Vice President - watch her TEDTalk here

Other organizations to follow: NRDC, Greenpeace, Environmental Defense Fund, World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

Learn about Jane Goodall and her Roots & Shoots Program

 

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