No more Fish
No more Fish
What is overfishing?
Overfishing is catching too many fish at once, so the breeding population becomes too depleted to recover.
Overfishing often goes hand in hand with wasteful types of commercial fishing that haul in massive amounts of unwanted fish or other animals, which are then discarded.
As a result of prolonged and widespread overfishing, nearly a third of the world’s assessed fisheries are now in deep trouble
— and that’s likely an underestimate, since many fisheries remain unstudied.
Why does overfishing matter?
Overfishing endangers ocean ecosystems and the billions of people who rely on seafood as a key source of protein.
Without sustainable management, our fisheries face collapse — and we face a food crisis.
What leads to overfishing?
Poor fishing management is the primary cause. Around the world, many fisheries are governed by rules that make the problem worse, or have no rules at all.
What’s the alternative?
With smarter management systems, known as fishing rights, we can reverse the incentives that lead to overfishing.
Under fishing rights, fishermen’s interests are tied to the long-term health of a fishery. Their income improves along with the fish population.
If the current rate of overfishing continues
No more fish
If the current rate of overfishing continues, the world’s oceans will be emptied for fish by 2048.
According to a study of 7,800 ocean species, we are heading for a complete collapse of ocean life by 2048.
The main cause is overfishing for human consumption but the loss is also linked to increased pollution and climate change.
Source: The World Count