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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
  • Overfishing

    1. 1. Alyssa Thurston
    2. 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. 3. Unless the current situationimproves, stocks of all species currently fished for food arepredicted to collapse by 2048
    4. 4. What is overfishing? Technological advances Humans catch more fish Fish stocks are going down Solutions
    5. 5. FISHING CYCLE
    6. 6. Technological Advances
    7. 7. 1. Drift Nets
    8. 8. 2. Bottom Trawlers
    9. 9. Effects ofOverfishing
    10. 10. Habitat
    11. 11. UnbalancedFood Chains
    12. 12. Bluefin Tunahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDiuj6Vvofs&feature=player_embedded
    13. 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. 14. SolutionsSHORT TERM LONG TERMMarine Stewardship Individual Fishing QuotaCouncil (IFO)Non-overfished species Marine ReservesAwareness Controlled Fishing
    15. 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. 16. Marine Reserves
    17. 17. Organizations
    18. 18. What can YOU do?Eat sensiblyConsume sustainable fishSpread awareness
    19. 19. Thank you!

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