10-12% of the world relies on seafood — but 90% of the world’s fisheries are overfished. How can we move towards a sustainable future for our oceans?
This WORLD FISHERIES DAY, we’re taking a look at the fishing practices that will be key for creating SUSTAINABLE SEAS – so we can have our fish and eat them, too.
World Fisheries Day calls attention to our global OCEANS, which are facing unprecedented challenges from the fishing industry. Finding sustainable solutions for fishing is important not only for fish — but for ocean ecosystems as a whole. Here’s what we can do to ensure a healthy future for our oceans.
Cast a Net on Illegal Fishing
Ocean regulations keep track of the amount of fish caught annually and monitor the population of fish within our world’s fisheries. Illegal fishing, unfortunately, makes it challenging to gather data essential for fishery conservation. It’s estimated that one out of five fish is caught in unregulated waters. Support for organizations that help monitor and protect ocean waters, like Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, is integral for getting illegal fishing under control.