Overfishing puts sea life on the brink
Recent studies reveal a bleak truth: Overfishing is depleting our oceans of sea life around the world.
Disappearing sea life
- 87% of the world's assessed fish stocks are at the breaking point, classified as overexploited or fully exploited.
- 1 out of 2 fish stocks in the U.S. are either overfished, at risk of being overfished, or there is little data to assess how they’re doing.
- 100 million sharks are likely killed each year, according to some scientific estimates.
Turning the tide: Catch shares
Yet, hope exists: Management techniques supported by EDF show enormous promise for bringing our seas back from the brink.
Under an innovative fishing model known as catch shares, fishermen have an economic incentive to help the fishery recover. They get a share of the allowed catch, which grows as the fishery recovers.
Don't let the last fish disappear
Catch shares could be dead in the water if some in Congress get their way. Send a loud, clear rallying cry for catch shares today, and help us bring fisheries back from the brink.