Over Fishing the Oceans, Who cares? You Should.
The oceans support thousands of amazing
species and are vital for human life and livelihoods. Today,
sustainable fishing helps to protect our oceans for the
Find out which fish are certified as sustainable and
meet the fishers bringing these to our plates.
Marine Stewardship Council (read
to save the world's oceans from overfishing
interview with the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Mike Sutton
Rhett A. Butler,
July 9, 2007
fishing stocks are in trouble. After expanding from 18 millions tons in
1950 to around 94 million tons in 2000, annual world fish catch has
leveled off and may even be declining. Scientists estimate that the
number of large predatory fish in the oceans has fallen by 90 percent
since the 1950s, while about one-quarter of the world's fisheries are
overexploited, depleted, or recovering from depletion.
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