Letter from AltaSea’s CEO
Our Future is Blue
2022 will be remembered as a year of transitions. Moving out of Covid lockdowns (mostly); a new Los Angeles Mayor (welcome Mayor Karen Bass!); and a new record of carbon pollution in our atmosphere.
As our population’s health is improving, our planet’s health is declining, and nowhere is that more evident than in our oceans. The ocean absorbs as much as a third of that carbon pollution, making the water warmer, more acidic, and hostile to many aquatic species, large and small. There’s no sign of reducing plastic pollution in the ocean or any evidence that we have learned to harvest seafood without wiping out the many species that we depend on for sustenance.
But against that backdrop, there is real, inspiring hope. And nowhere is that more evident than at AltaSea. Highlights from 2023: