The Six Senses Eco Symposium at Soneva Fushi
ended on Sunday with a rallying cry to invest more in preserving
Chris Gorell Barnes, co-founder of BLUE Marine
Foundation, said that only 0.6% of the world’s oceans are
protected. “The rest can be fished until they are empty,” he said.
“If we go on at the same rate then the oceans will be empty of
fish by 2050.”
Six Senses, the luxury resort company, has
pledged to support marine conservation after signing a deal with
BLUE. Under the terms of the agreement, Six Senses will give a
share of revenues from guest diving excursions at its Maldives
retreats to BLUE.
Sonu Shivdasani, Chairman of Six Senses, said,
“As part of our commitment to sustainable development, I am
delighted to be able to support BLUE in its vital commitment to
preserving marine ecosystems. Unless we protect our oceans now,
fish stocks will suffer an irreversible collapse.”
Six Senses’s Soneva Fushi and Soneva Gili resorts in the Maldives
only use fish from sustainable sources.
is also in talks with the government of the Maldives about
creating a marine conservation area in the country’s territorial
waters and examining ways in which the country can improve its
sustainable fishing credentials.
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