I think the world’s most pressing problem is overfishing. Overfishing can be defined in a number of ways, but it all comes down to one point, fishing too much, catching too much fish for the system to support leads to an overall degradation to the system. Overfishing is a non-sustainable use of the oceans. Overfishing is simply the taking of wildlife from the sea at rates too high for fished species to replace themselves.
Fishing is central to the livelihood and food security of 200 million people, especially in the developing world, while one of five people on the planet depend onfish as the primary source for protein. If global overfishing continues,wild fish populations will be further reduced regardless of how many boats are used or what techniques are employed.
We are losing species as well as entire ecosystems, As a result the overall ecological unity of our oceans are under stress and at risk od collapse.
We are in risk of losing a valuable food source many depend upon for social, economical or dietary reasons.
The effects of overfishing are still reversible, that is, if we act now and act strongly. If we want we can reverse most of the destruction, but we need to act now. In some situations it might take a decade or even centuries. Yet in the end we can have productive and healthy oceans again.
What we can do to affect change in a meaningful way to help us solve the issue to help save the marine animals and oceans is to:
1. Be informed: Read a bit of issues, look up some articles, and find some information regarding the current situation.
2. Know what you eat: If you eat fish make sure you know what you eat, and pick the types of fish with the lowest impacts.
3. Spread the word: Let your voice be heard!
Friends: Tell your friends about the problems we are facing,