FAO Fisheries Department

World Oceans Day - 8 June 2011



The oceans are essential to food security and the health and survival of all life, power our climate and are a critical part of the biosphere. The United Nations officially designated June 8 as World Oceans Day, an opportunity to raise global awareness of the current challenges faced by the international community in connection with the oceans.

This year's theme is Our oceans: greening our future.