Cozumel, Mexico – July 2015
63% of global fish stocks are now considered ‘overfished,’ which is simply the taking of wildlife from the sea at rates too high for fished species to replace themselves. While more than 2.5 billion people worldwide depend on the oceans for food and livelihood, many governments continue to provide subsidies to their fishing fleets to overfish our oceans. For example, 40,000 jobs were lost with the collapse of just one overfished cod population, and fishing fleets are now heading to new waters because they have exhausted old hunting grounds.
If you do eat seafood (marine life), you can be a responsible consumer by: