Call to get tough with ocean bandits

While writing an article for the newsletter about the recent study published in Science magazine predicting collapse of the world’s fisheries by 2048, I came across this press release. Unless people worldwide become aware of these growing problems (overfishing in general and the live reef fish trade), they will continue unabated until the marine species populations collapse taking marine ecosystems with them, the seafood industry collapses removing a source of protein heavily relied upon worldwide along with hundreds of thousands of jobs, coral reefs die – before global warming kills them – because important reef fish species are fished out… Like global warming, overfishing has a snowball effect that will become so large by the time it’s taken seriously that it will be too late. Continue reading