[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
Our ocean has thrived with life.
It met the needs of the people,
but demand grows rapidly.
Our ocean can’t keep up.
57% of world fisheries can’t support an expanded harvest.
30% are already overexploited.
Life under the sea,
and life above it,
threatened by unsustainable fishing practices.
Millions of marine animals as bycatch.
1 billion people rely on our ocean for daily protein.
50 million people employed in fishing.
We need a healthy ocean
for our jobs,
for our lives.
Can we find sustainable fishing solutions?
Become part of the solution.
Join the conversation.
Produced by the U.S. Department of State
Footage courtesy of Crown, Living Ocean Society,
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration