It's official — our oceans are in trouble. A new report by a government-appointed commission says "major changes are urgently needed" to protect our seas. Join us in this hour for a look at recent reports on ocean health, including a new study that looks at the fate of plastics in the ocean. What can be done to change the course of ocean management?
Richard C. Thompson
*Senior lecturer in marine biology, University of Plymouth in Plymouth, United Kingdom
Pat D. White
*Chief executive officer, Maine Lobstermen's Assoc.
*Commissioner, Pew Oceans Commission in York, Maine
Robert B. Gagosian
*Director and president, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
*Member, Commission on Ocean Policy Science Advisory Panel Woods Hole, Mass.