National Sea Day is an important occasion to reflect on the importance of the sea for life on our planet. Every year we celebrate this day to make the population aware of the importance of conserving the sea and its ecosystems.
The sea covers over 70% of the earth's surface and is the source of food, work and entertainment for billions of people around the world. However, the sea is also a fragile ecosystem that has been damaged by pollution, overfishing, acidification and climate change.
For this reason, National Sea Day is an opportunity to educate people about the need to conserve the sea and its resources. There are many things we can all do to protect the sea, such as reducing the use of single-use plastics, limiting the consumption of fish from illegal or overfishing, and participating in beach cleanup programmes.
Besides raising awareness of the importance of the sea, National Sea Day is also a time to celebrate the beauty and diversity of the sea. Coastal and marine waters are habitats for a wide range of animal and plant species, and also offer us a variety of recreational activities, such as swimming, fishing, surfing and snorkelling.
However, it is important to remember that the sea is not only a resource for human activities, but also a source of life for many animal and plant species. The protection of the sea and its ecosystems is therefore essential for the survival of many species, not just ours.
Furthermore, the sea is an important source of biodiversity, which plays a fundamental role in regulating the climate , in the production of oxygen and in protecting the coasts from the force of the waves.
National Sea Day therefore invites us to reflect on how we can do our part to protect the sea and its resources. Every gesture , even the smallest, can make a difference in the conservation of marine ecosystems. This means that we must work together as a global community to preserve this common good for future generations.