SUSTAINABLE FISHING
& OUR OCEANS
Our fisheries are vital to human health,
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Infographic: Sustainable Fishing

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While this was my first attempt at creating a full infographic, I took on the challenge because I feel strongly about sustainable fishing and wanted to provide a reader-friendly way for people to learn about its importance. This infographic was created for Georgia Aquarium's participation in Fishackathon, a computer coding competition to develop solutions for sustainable fishing.

I also created the accompanying blog, which can be found here: http://georgiaaquariumblog.org/georgia-aquarium-blog/2016/2/25/georgia-aquarium-hosts-fishackathon.html

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Infographic: Sustainable Fishing

  1. 1. SUSTAINABLE FISHING & OUR OCEANS Our fisheries are vital to human health, livelihood & economic stability. 100 million tons of fish are consumed every year Over HALF the world's population relies on fish & seafood as a key source of protein Aquaculture, or seafood farming, is the world's fastest growing food sector 3BILLIONPEOPLE rely on marine & coastal diversity for livelihood. Food production depends on biodiversity & services provided by ecosystems The United States is heavily dependent upon seafood production & trade 80% of its seafood imported annually 500,000 tons of domestic seafood produced each year $70 billion earned each year from international trade in marine fisheries  The US will need an additional  2 million tons of seafood by 2025 However, our global fisheries & marine life are facing numerous threats of the world's fisheries are at risk from overfishing of marine debris is made up of abandoned or discarded fishing gear of marine habitats are protected 1 TON of bycatch is discarded for every 4 TONS of target fish caught Only1-3% 640,000TONS Sources: UN FAO, The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture, 2014 http://marinebio.org/marinebio/facts/ http://www.noaa.gov/factsheets/new%20version/aquaculture.pdf UN FAO, The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture, 2014 http://www.un.org/Depts/los/convention_agreements/reviewconf/FishStocks_EN_A.pdf NOAA’s State of the Coast 2011 This April, Georgia Aquarium is participating in Fishackathon, a coding event hosted by the US Department of State where programmers, developers & coders create tools & apps to help find solutions to challenges that threaten our fisheries & bring positive change to our oceans. How are we helping to save our fisheries? FollowSign UpLearn more fishackathon.co georgiaaquarium.org/fishackathon #CodeForFish

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