June 8 is World Oceans Day, the official UN-designated international day of ocean celebration and a day which emphasizes the importance of oceans in our lives and how we protect them. This year’s theme is “Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet” and there is a focus on taking action for the prevention of plastic pollution in our oceans. The Environment of the Sea Committee encourages all sailors to take the message of this theme to heart and to consider your commitment to stewardship of our oceans. For more information see: