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Oceans Update February 2024 Intro

February 12, 2024

It’s one thing to read about the fact that some fishing vessels use slave labour.  It’s another thing altogether to hear first-person accounts of the brutality and fear that keeps workers in servitude for years at a time, or to realize just how widespread the practice is. In The Outlaw Ocean Project, author Ian Urbina follows slave ships and interviews enslaved workers—the podcast version is utterly chilling. 

In this issue of Oceans Update, we try to balance the chills with some thrills (not one or two, but three sponsorships making a big difference in our future) and report on the latest courtroom drama over salmon farming.  I hope you’ll enjoy reading further! 

BTW, if you’ve been thinking you might like to support Living Oceans Society’s great work, March would be a great time to start. The charitable giving platform CanadaHelps is offering to match monthly donations of $20 or more initiated during March. If you’re already a monthly donor (thank you!) they will match an increase of $10 in your donation.  If you’ve never tried monthly giving, it’s really seamless with CanadaHelps. They always process the donations when they say they will and they issue the charitable tax receipt on December 31. You can always access the receipt from your account on Canada Helps. 

Just remember to look for our charitable partner, Canadian Coastal Research Society, to make your tax-receiptable gift. DONATE TODAY!