Three out of seven people — about 260 million worldwide
Three out of seven people — about 260 million worldwide — rely on seafood as their primary source of protein,
which means the environmental and health impacts of fishing are more relevant than ever.
In fact, overfishing is becoming a huge problem; Conservation.org reports that one-third of the world’s wild-caught fisheries
are depleted as a direct result of overfishing, pollution, and climate change.
As fish populations decline, farmed fisheries have started supplying most of our seafood, which is often plagued with additives,
growth hormones, genetically modified organisms, and even food dye.
However, overfishing results in other issues, too — mainly, environmental issues.
Overfishing significantly affects biodiversity which in turn, changes the ecosystem.
Keep reading to find out more on how overfishing contributes to biodiversity.