Our oceans have been calling 911 for quite some time now, but humans are not answering. A major problem is overfishing. In 55 years we have managed to wipe out 90 percent of the ocean’s top predators like sharks, tuna, and swordfish. If our actions don’t change the oceans will soon be empty of all fish.
How to make the change
Eat fish and sea food more sparingly. And when you do, choose fish from sustainable fishing practices. Avoid farmed fish, as it is often pumped with antibiotics, hormones and pesticides which makes it bad for the environment. Studies also show that farmed fish get depressed and stop swimming in the overcrowded environment. Avoid threatened species altogether, and especially the giant shrimp.
Why make the change?
If we continue overfishing like we do, all sea food will be gone by 2050 according to scientists. If the ocean “dies” then we will have less breathable air, since 50% of the oxygen we breathe is thanks to phytoplankton in the oceans.
Be a climate ninja
When eating out, ask the restaurant where they get their fish from. Make it clear that you don’t want to eat non sustainable fish. Write to supermarkets on their social media channels and tell them why it’s important for them not to sell fish from non sustainable sources.