76% of the world’s fish species are either fully exploited, overexploited or depleted

According to a Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimate, over 70% of the world’s fish species are either fully exploited or depleted. The dramatic increase of destructive fishing techniques worldwide destroys marine mammals and entire ecosystems. [1]    

 

Snapshot of the global situation [2] 

(Of the 600 marine fish stocks monitored by FAO):

3% are underexploited

20% are moderately exploited

52% are fully exploited

17% are overexploited

7% are depleted

1% are recovering from depletion 

 

Quellen:

[1] United Nations Environment Programme - Overfishing: a threat to marine biodiversity

http://www.un.org/events/tenstories/06/story.asp?storyid=800

 

[2] United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization - General situation of world fish stocks

http://www.fao.org/newsroom/common/ecg/1000505/en/stocks.pdf 

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