National Marine Week

What are you doing to celebrate this week?

National Marine Week is a campaign that aims to educate all South Africans about the role oceans play in their daily lives. It is celebrated every year during the second week of October.

Marine Week LogoThis year’s campaign is celebrated under the theme: Oceans 70/20: Decoding Mysteries, Maximising Opportunities.

Oceans means opportunities for community and economy and advantages from natural services .The 70/20 refers to more than 70% of the earth’s surface covered by ocean and the fact that South Africa is currently celebrating 20 years of freedom. It therefore marks what the government has achieved in the last 20 years but also what is planned over the next 20 years.

Did You Know?

"South African Hope Spots are people-oriented conservation areas in which individuals and communities are asked to make a positive difference to their own coastal and marine environments."

Dr Tony Ribbink
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