8th June is observed every year as World Ocean Day. It is an occasion to recognize the ocean as an important resource that requires that we work together to protect and conserve it.

The government, through the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology, and Innovation (MESTI), joined other nations of the world in commemorating this year’s World Ocean Day (WOD).

The United Nations (UN) General Assembly officially designated June 8 every year to be commemorated as World Ocean Day to inform the public of the impact of human actions on the ocean, develop a worldwide movement of citizens for the ocean while mobilizing and uniting the world’s population on a project for the sustainable management of the world’s oceans.

This year, a ceremony, which brought together a variety of critical stakeholders from both the public and private sector including representatives from security agencies, fisherfolk from local fishing communities as well as pupils from some basic schools, was put together by MESTI on Wednesday to commemorate the event in Accra.