Why we must protect the oceans

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June 8 each year is observed as World Ocean Day. The theme of this year's World Oceans Day is ‘Ocean: Life and Livelihood’

Since 2009, the world has been observing 8 June as World Ocean Day. Ocean's Day is a great occasion to raise awareness and understanding about the largest part of our planet. 

The theme of this year's World Oceans Day is' Ocean: Life and Livelihood'.

Oceans are one of the keys to the survival of humans on the earth. They are the biggest suppliers of our oxygen. 75% of the earth's surface is covered by oceans. A variety of essentials, including food and medicine, come from the ocean. 

Read the full op-ed written by Mohammad Shohorab and Asaduzzaman from Worldfish, published in the daily Business standard today.