Here’s a one-minute crash course on overfishing, a relatively new term that emerged because humans continuously catch more fish than the system can naturally produce. Worldwide about 90% of the stocks of large predatory fish stocks are already gone forever. That includes tasty dinner favourites like tuna and cod. In 1900 our oceans contained at least six times more fish than in 2009.
You may wonder why this is happening. Mismanagement and greed are the main causes. Would you believe we have enough fishing boats for three planets? Crazy, isn’t it? Find out more about this sad phenomenon in the infographic which also shows how it could be stopped.