It’s predicted that if overfishing continues at the current pace, all the world’s fisheries will collapse by the year 2048.
Eighty percent of global fisheries are already considered fully exploited or over-exploited. Rising seas and stronger storms threaten 40 percent of the world’s population. Mangrove forests sequester four times more carbon than rainforests, yet they are disappearing at a pace three to five times faster. These ecosystems provide crucial resources and protection to coastal communities and their economies.
Without urgent measures we may be the last generation to catch food from the oceans. But all is not lost. There’s still time to reverse decades of damage to the world’s oceans before we hit the point of no return — the time to act is NOW.