It has been said that the oceans are the lungs of the world. So what happens when the oceans become polluted, plundered, and uninhabitable? That’s a vital question, so we’re going to take a look at how to stop overfishing.
Today’s video narrated by venerated broadcaster and natural historian David Attenborough. In it, he describes the urgent need for a global agreement that puts a stop to harmful fisheries subsidies.
He also points to glimmers of hope in the form of positive efforts to restock and repair our aquatic ecosystems.
The vastness of the ocean can be mistaken for limitlessness. But the ocean and its inhabitants are not without end. What once seemed abundant, vibrant, and plentiful is now in undeniable peril.
Undoubtedly, global warming and pollution have contributed to the ailing state of our planet’s oceans. Yet no culprit is more formidable than overfishing. Vital fish stocks are plummeting as the ocean groans beneath the weight of our unsustainable demands.
Many species of fish are now critically endangered or on the brink of extinction. Ocean habitations are destroyed and fish populations are decimated. On our watch, species that once thrived in vast numbers have been reduced to mere hundreds. But how to stop overfishing?
Mr. Attenborough asks us to imagine “a healthy ocean, it’s abundance and vitality restored.” At Sea Life Rescue, we share his enthusiasm for envisioning a revitalized, productive ocean with restored fish stocks and thriving sea beds.
But we also know that intention without action is quickly deferred. Our oceans and the vulnerable sea life within them need hope paired with intelligent, thoughtful action. In order to rise to the unique challenges of this moment, we must combine innovative technology with thoughtful conservation.
THE SOLUTION: HOW TO STOP OVERFISHING
If we want to answer David Attenborough’s clarion call to action, we must take meaningful action. Sea Life Rescue’s mission is to re-populate the world’s diminished fish stocks and protect endangered marine creatures. Also, if our concern is with how to stop overfishing, we must educate, inform, and seek to enact stricter regulations and accountability within the industry.
Excitingly, through the use of a global fleet of ships, Sea Life Rescue aims to breathe life into the oceans that have been exploited and stripped for so long.
As the lungs of the planet, the oceans need our help to mend, rehabilitate, and rejuvenate. By restoring fish populations that have been ravaged for decades, Sea Life Rescue pairs hope with solutions. And Mr. Attenborough’s vision can be revealed in the restored bounty of nature.