Overfishing is a major problem facing our world's oceans today. We are losing species as well as entire ecosystems. As a result the overall ecological unity of our oceans are under stress and at risk of collapse. We are in risk of losing a valuable food source many depend upon for social, economical or dietary reasons. A total of almost 80% of the world's fisheries are fully- to over-exploited, depleted, or in a state of collapse. Worldwide, about 90% of the stocks of large predatory fish stocks are already gone.
Overfishing threatens coastal nations down to the local level,
devastating communities whose chief source of labor and revenue hinges
on healthy, plentiful stocks of fish. Overfishing threatens their long-term food security, particularly in developing countries.
To help with overfishing, anyone can do it. Just eat smaller portions, don't buy the big fish, and eat your vegetables like your mother said!
- Victoria Mehlhaff -