FISH IS AN IMPORTANT SOURCE OF PROTEIN FOR ONE BILLION PEOPLE.
WE MAY RUN OUT OF SEAFOOD BY 2048 AN INTERNATIONAL GROUP OF ECOLOGISTS ECONOMISTS HAVE WARNED.
OVER-FISHING HAS CAUSED 90% OF THE OCEANS LARGEST FISH TO BE FISHED OUT.
ONE PER CENT OF THE WORLD'S INDUSTRIAL FISHING FLEETS ACCOUNT FOR 50 PER CENT OF THE WORLD'S CATCHES.
HUGE GOVERNMENT SUBSIDES CONTRIBUTE TO MAINTAINING WORLD FISHING FLEETS - OVER $15 BILLION A YEAR IN FACT.
THE GLOBAL FISHING FLEETS ARE 250 PER CENT LARGER THAN THE OCEANS CAN SUSTAINABLY SUPPORT.
A SHOCKING 0.6% OF OUR WORLDS OCEANS ARE PROTECTED.
IT IS ESTIMATED BY GREENPEACE THAT 40% OF THE WORLDS OCEANS NEEDED TO BECOME DESIGNATED NATURE RESERVES.
IN 2004, 13,000 NEW MARINE SPECIES WERE DISCOVERED, ACCORDING TO THE CENSUS OF MARINE LIFE.
IN THE LAST 50 YEARS THE WORLD HAS INCREASED ITS CONSUMPTION OF TUNA 10 FOLD FROM 0.4 MILLION TO OVER 4 MILLION TONNES.
IN 2000 TUNA LONG LINERS SET 1.2 BILLION HOOKS CATCHING UNTOLD NUMBER OF TURTLES, SEABIRDS AND SHARKS.
IN THE LAST 20 YEARS NUMBERS OF SHARKS HAVE FALLEN BY 50% FOR 15 SPECIES OF OUR OCEANS SHARKS.
ILLEGAL FISHING IS WORTH UP TO $9 BILLION A YEAR.
FIFTY TWO PER CENT OF FISH STOCKS ARE FULLY EXPLOITED.