Overfishing is as big a threat to humanity as it is to our oceans

Overfishing is as big a threat to humanity as it is to our oceans

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There has never been a more urgent time for seafood businesses and fishing nations to make a commitment to sustainability. The world’s oceans are in trouble, with marine life plummeting and the people who are dependent on the sea for income and food left increasingly vulnerable…

Read Full Article, Guardian UK

30 percent of global fish catch is unreported, study finds, Science Daily (01-20-2016)

The World’s Tuna and Mackerel Populations Are in a “Catastrophic” Decline, Quartz (09-17-2015)

Chinese Foreign Fisheries Catch 12 Times More Than Reported, Study Shows; Science Daily (04-03-2013)

Billions in Subsidies Prop up Unsustainable Overfishing, IPS (11-08-2012)
Calls are mounting for the world’s big fishing powers to stop subsidising international fleets that use destructive methods like bottom trawling in foreign coastal waters..

People Power Wins: Super Trawler Banned, Australia, Greenpeace (09-12-2012)

Nearly Half of U.S. Seafood Supply is Wasted, Study Shows, Science Daily (09-25-2015)
As much as 47 percent of the edible US seafood supply is lost each year, mainly from consumer waste, new research suggests…

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