Protect the oceans

Cutting out meat will help protect the oceans

 

  • Dead fish in the seaIn 2011, total world fisheries produced 154 million tonnes of fish, 90 million tonnes from capture and 64 million tones from aquaculture.
  • 131 million tonnes (84%) was consumed by humans.
  • By the year 2030 an additional 37 million tonnes of fish per year will be needed.
  • 19% of major commercial marine fish stocks monitored by the FAO are overexploited, 8% are depleted and 1% ranked as recovering from depletion.
  • 300,000 whales, dolphins and porpoises are killed every year as ‘by-catch’ of the fishing industries.
  • Over-fishing, by-catch, climate change, invasive species and coastal development have resulted in a decline in the number of marine species, such as sharks, seabirds and turtles.

Find out more in our fully referenced fact sheets

 

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Registered Charity No. 259358, Registered Company No. 959115 (England and Wales)