The Marine Conservation Society, Seas At Risk's member in the UK, has joined Google Earth's new Oceans initiative. Their contribution is a featured map layer showing where in the world some of the most sustainably-sourced kinds of fish come from.

 

The Marine Conservation Society, Seas At Risk's member in the UK, has joined Google Earth's new Oceans initiative. Their contribution is a featured map layer showing where in the world some of the most sustainably-sourced kinds of fish come from.

In their press release, the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) said they were "proud" and "tremendously excited by the sheer potential of Ocean on Google Earth. Its new features will help bring the ocean to life in homes, businesses and classrooms in a more visual form than ever before".

MCS's first Google Map layer shows the fish available to consumers that can be obtained without risk of depleting stocks - a positive message to accompany the launch of Ocean on Google Earth.

To get to the MCS Fish to Eat layer in Ocean on Google Earth, you should download Google Earth (see link below), simply open the layers tab on the left hand side and make sure that the ocean folder is selected. Expand this folder, and select and expand the 'State of the Ocean' folder. You will then find the MCS Fish to Eat layer - once selected, you will find information balloons displayed for fish found across the globe.

The Marine Conservation Society plans to add new layers covering the many other aspects of their vital work in the future.

Marine Conservation Society's press release

Marine Conservation Society website

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