Dangerous Waters: Are We At A Major Risk Of Overfishing?
Fishing isn’t just a job. It’s a way of life, woven deep into the cultural fabric of coastal towns and settlements right across the world. The estimated number of fishermen currently working worldwide is around 38 million, more than ever before. But this enormous human presence is not without its risks.
A recent study commissioned by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation found that by 2050 the ocean could contain more plastic than fish by weight; a horrifying prospect. Also, according to Forbes two-thirds of the world’s seafood is overfished.
This begs the question, are we at a major risk of irreversibly depleting the world’s fish?