The three most critical are over fishing, marine debris and the rising sea temperatures leading to habitat destruction. All of these are contributing to the destruction of marine ecosystems and the reduction of biodiversity. They will also, inevitably have an impact on human health, well being and survival. Alongside these critical aspects that be highlighted we believe that that others that must be addressed. Cetaceans have no place in captivity and the notion that it is acceptable to continue to keep Orcas and Dolphins in small tanks for entertainment is outdated and barbaric. Shark finning to meet an insatiable market that is based on social status rather than nutritional requirements must also come to an end as must the slaughter of whales and dolphins for food, or ‘research’.