Freeze on Fishing
Rapidly depleting fish reserves have experts predicting that unless a worldwide fishing ban is put into effect, species vital to our ecosystem will become endangered. Callum Roberts, professor of marine conservation at the University of York, suggests that 20-40% of ocean waters must be protected for at tleast 20 years to restore fish productivity.
Currently, only 0.7% of the world's oceans are protected, compared to 12% of the world's land, over 171 times the difference. Unfortunately, the proposal is so large that activists are worried fishing industries will refuse to comply.
For those who want to change habits on an individual level, the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Program, and the Greenpeace Retail Seafood Sustainability Scorecard give a list of threatened fish to avoid eating.Tweet