Overfishing is a growing problem in the world, and it could lead to the depletion of all the fish in the ocean! Would closing the ocean for a few years stop this trend? Trace discusses how one idea to close the ocean could save most fish populations!
Should We Close Part Of The Ocean To Keep Fish On The Plate?
“For lovers of fatty tuna belly, canned albacore and swordfish kebabs, here’s a question: Would you be willing to give them up for several years so that you could eat them perhaps for the rest of your life?”
Close the High Seas to Fishing?
“The world’s oceans are governed as a system of over 150 sovereign exclusive economic zones (EEZs, ~42% of the ocean) and one large high seas (HS) commons (~58% of ocean) with essentially open access.”
GM ‘Solution’ To Over-Fishing
“Genetically modified farmed-fish will feed the world by the year 2025 as global catches decline, predicts a US scientist.”
High Seas Fishing Is A Huge Waste Of Money And Resources That Should Be Banned, McKinsey Director Says
“Fishing the high seas is a losing investment, an economist told political leaders, corporate kings and environmental warriors Wednesday, backing calls for protecting the open seas.”
Just how badly are we overfishing the oceans?
“Humans now have the technology to find and catch every last fish on the planet.”
Study Sees ‘Global Collapse’ of Fish Species
“If fishing around the world continues at its present pace, more and more species will vanish, marine ecosystems will unravel and there will be “global collapse” of all species currently fished, possibly as soon as midcentury, fisheries experts and ecologists are predicting.”
Overfishing: a threat to marine biodiversity
“Despite its crucial importance for the survival of humanity, marine biodiversity is in ever-greater danger, with the depletion of fisheries among biggest concerns.”
“The global fishing fleet is 2-3 times larger than what the oceans can sustainably support.”
A better way to prevent overfishing
“Some reports make startling predictions about overfishing and the collapse of ocean life.”
The Ocean Is a DUMP!
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