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Our Ocean: Sustainable Fisheries

23 June 2014

This video was produced by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Information Programs in June 2014.

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[TEXT:] “We have been far too aggressive about extracting ocean
wildlife, not appreciating that there are limits and even points of
no return.” — Dr. Sylvia Earle

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#OurOcean2014

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Our ocean has thrived with life.

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It met the needs of the people,

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but demand grows rapidly.

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Our ocean can’t keep up.

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57% of world fisheries can’t support an expanded harvest.

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30% are already overexploited.

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Life under the sea,

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and life above it,

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threatened by unsustainable fishing practices.

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Habitats damaged.

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Millions of marine animals as bycatch.

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1 billion people rely on our ocean for daily protein.

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50 million people employed in fishing.

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We need a healthy ocean

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for our jobs,

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for our lives.

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Can we find sustainable fishing solutions?

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Become part of the solution.

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www.state.gov/ourocean/action

Join the conversation.
www.Facebook.com/ConversationsOurPlanet

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Produced by the U.S. Department of State

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Footage courtesy of Crown, Living Ocean Society,
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration