Overfishing is as big a threat to humanity as it is to our oceans

There has never been a more urgent time for seafood businesses and fishing nations to make a commitment to sustainability. The world’s oceans are in trouble, with marine life plummeting and the people who are dependent on the sea for income and food left increasingly vulnerable. Data shows populations of fish and other marine vertebrates, including marine mammals, reptiles and birds have halved since 1970.

Last updated on 17 February 2016

Type: 
Media Watch
Threats: 
Unsustainable fishing and harvesting aquatic resources
Species group: 
Fish