Less is More: We Need a Global Strategy to End Fishing Overcapacity

By Maria Damanaki

The global ocean, from the coast to the high seas, is facing multiple threats. We rely on the ocean for food, for transport, for the very air we breathe, but the current systems in place for governing and managing its resources are not fit for purpose. As a result, fish stocks are being depleted, rich biodiversity is at risk and illegal fishing vessels threaten the food security of whole nations. It is our economies that suffer — depletion of fish stocks alone costs the global economy an estimated $50 billion per year.

The root of the problem is fishing …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green

    

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