Some thought provioking research from Jessica here…..
Fishing has been a fact of life for millennia. We have relied on fishing for subsistenceever since we organised ourselves into communities. However, fishing has changed a lot since then (for the most part). Commercial fishing is highly mechanised and done on a massive scale. We have moved from the inefficient methods of the past and into the highly-efficient (but not very targeted) methods of the future. Each year 77 billion kg of aquatic life is removed from the sea each year. This has had an unimaginable impact of the fish, that we rely so heavily. The oceans contribute $1.5 trillion dollars to the global economy annually and provides livelihoods for 10-12% of the population.
So, such a valuable resource, needs protecting. Global fisheries (the fish in the oceans etc.) are controlled by catch quotas. Only so many tonnes of each fish species is allowed to be removed from…
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