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  • Ocean: own ecosystem and wildlife
  • More endangered than the polar bear Why is it still fished? The bluefin tuna trade
  • Increase fish biomass inside border In most reserves, fish biomass doubled in five years Area network plans: Greater Caribbean Currently 0.8% of ocean
  • Eco-labeling organisation Works with fisheries and suppliers Independent, traceable fish Sold in stores in Japan Not a big price difference
  • Not all fish are overfished Eat less fish Greenpeace red list, monterey seafood list Eg: Alaskan salmon, farmed clams and mussels
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    • 1. Alyssa Thurston
    • 2. SHOCKING FACTS AND FIGURES40 tons of coral destroyed Pacific Ocean300,000 porpoises and dolphins die annually100 millions sharks caught every yearOver 80% of shark species disappeared from theAtlantic OceanAs many as 90% of all the ocean’s large fish havebeen fished out
    • 3. Unless the current situationimproves, stocks of all species currently fished for food arepredicted to collapse by 2048
    • 4. What is overfishing? Technological advances Humans catch more fish Fish stocks are going down Solutions
    • 5. FISHING CYCLE
    • 6. Technological Advances
    • 7. 1. Drift Nets
    • 8. 2. Bottom Trawlers
    • 9. Effects ofOverfishing
    • 10. Habitat
    • 11. UnbalancedFood Chains
    • 12. Bluefin Tunahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDiuj6Vvofs&feature=player_embedded
    • 13. Why does this matter?1. Fish contribute to the food supply, economy, andhealth2. Fish and seafood products are among the mostwidely traded commodities3. Fishing is a major source of employment4. A billion people rely on fish as a source of protein
    • 14. SolutionsSHORT TERM LONG TERMMarine Stewardship Individual Fishing QuotaCouncil (IFO)Non-overfished species Marine ReservesAwareness Controlled Fishing
    • 15. Individual & Shared Fishing QuotaSimilar to pollution cap & tradeGovernment sets allowable catchFisherman given sellable “property rights”Fishermen have incentive to fish lessHas worked in: parts of Canada and US, Australia, NewZealandOr: both processors and fishermen have quota
    • 16. Marine Reserves
    • 17. Organizations
    • 18. What can YOU do?Eat sensiblyConsume sustainable fishSpread awareness
    • 19. Thank you!

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