Watch what you eat.
Fish from our ocean is the number one source of protein for roughly one third of humans on our planet, but unfortunately overfishing is rapidly depleting many of the world’s fish populations
Consumer demand for seafood, poor management of fisheries and destructive fishing techniques all deplete our fish populations.
The global fish catch peaked in the late 1980's and has been declining ever since and now almost 90 percent of fish populations have been depleted by humans worldwide.
Overfishing is reducing the populations of hundreds of species and aquatic systems are overstressed and in imminent danger of collapse. Time is quickly running out if nothing is done as the collapse of all marine fish stocks is expected by 2048.
For many around the world, the loss of fish populations will impact their health and livelihood. Humans and marine life both depend on fish as a source of food and overfishing threatens that food source.
We play a critical role as consumers. People in North America and other developed countries are eating more seafood out of choice than necessity, so if you choose to eat seafood, ensure you make responsible seafood choices by choosing sustainably sourced seafood and encourage others to do the same.
Make responsible seafood choices.