About a third of the world's population depends upon fish for the animal protein in their diet. And the sheer mass of us-our toxic waste, us flushing stuff down the toilets and down the drains-just our impact along the coasts, are starting to poison the coastal waters.
Even though the oceans are vast and huge, it is the first three miles nearest the coasts that are the nurseries-that's where you create the life of the ocean, because that is where the oceans are most oxygenated.
I tell you, the difference for me is between being victimized, terrorized, numbed by reading about different disasters, or reducing the anxiety by getting up and doing something about it, at whatever level.
I'm really proud of American Oceans Campaign because they do not just throw bricks-they work, when they can, with the people they disagree with. We have fought the oil companies for many years to keep them from drilling offshore.
If you take one rivet out of an airplane, it will be all right, it'll keep flying. You take another rivet out of the airplane and it still flies. So what the heck, let's take more rivets out of the airplane, and sooner or later, the airplane drops from the sky.