While we talk about many topics on this blog, we have yet to address what happens in the worst case scenario. What happens if we continue to let the ocean die? What happens if we never take responsibility for the poisoning of our waters? As a species, we are very dependent on the ocean for … More Ocean Armageddon – what’s the worst that can happen?
The world’s oceans are so big we thought for a long time that there was nothing we could do to damage them. However, now we are facing an imminent and global collapse of our fisheries, which has been projected to happen as early as 2048. All thanks to overfishing, massive overconsumption and wasteful fishing practices. … More Overfishing. A solution?
Overfishing is a serious threat for the oceans, and it is caused by a variety of factors and results in a variety of impacts. One of the causes of overfishing is a lack of protected areas, as only 1.6% of the world’s oceans have been declared as Marine Protected Areas (Discover more about MPAs here), and of these … More Overfishing – Causes and Impacts
Overfishing is a form of overexploitation, in which fish stocks such as tuna and sardines are reduced to a level far below levels which can normally be maintained. Or as the WWF stated “Overfishing occurs when more fish are caught than the population can replace through natural reproduction”, this overexploitation can occur in different scales and … More Overfishing introduction