Overfishing - The consequences Newfoundland cod fishery: Lessons not learned? 3 months ago   02:35

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One billion people rely on fish as an important source of protein. - WWF

An international group of ecologists and economists warned that the world will run out of seafood by 2048 - Washington Post

The looming collapse of fisheries threatens the most important source of food for 250 million people. - The Earth's Carrying Capacity - Bruce Sundquist

According to the UNFAO, about 70 per cent of our global fisheries are now being fished close to, already at, or beyond their capacity. - The Earth's Carrying Capacity - Bruce Sundquist

As many as 90 per cent of all the ocean's large fish have been fished out. - WWF

one per cent of the world's Industrial fishing fleets account for 50 per cent of the world's catches. - CNN

Government subsidies of over $15 billion a year play a major role in creating the worlds fishing fleets.- WWF

The global fishing fleets are 250 per cent larger than the oceans can sustainably support.- WWF

Only 0.6 per cent of the worlds oceans are designated as protected.- WWF

A Greenpeace report states that 40 per cent of the worlds oceans should be placed in nature reserves. - MSNBC

In 2004, 13,000 new marine species were discovered, according to the Census of Marine Life. - Census of Marine Life

Japan has caught $6 billion worth of illegal Southern Bluefin tuna over the past 20 years. - Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Over the past 50 years World consumption of tuna has increased tenfold, from 0.4 million to over 4 million tonnes. - Environmental Justice Foundation

In 2000 tuna long liners set 1.2 billion hooks catching untold number of turtles, seabirds and sharks. - WWF

Fifteen species of sharks have seen their numbers drop by 50 per cent in the last 20 years. - National Geographic

Illegal fishing is worth up to $9 billion a year. - Illegal Fishing.info

Comments 114 Comments

James Fryer
God is not going to let the fish die
Calvin Cullum
people be acting sad when they gonna do nothin. smh
Roonie Doodle
nice vid
oɥ ʎǝɐɥ ʎǝɐɥ
I had to watch this for school, and I didnt really want to, but when I did I found it to be really interesting and heartbreaking. It was also a great vid, thanks!
Camden Miller
These long line vessels and boats with their giant nets give regular fisherman a bad name it’s quite sad to see how,bad this overfishing is
Mikhail Denshchkov
People dont care about over fishing just because that means more money for them but they dont think about the extinction of fish and their consequences they dont think if they would rather swim in slime or be rich.Thats just like littering me and my family are divers and when we see trash in the water we imediatly take it out cause if turtles or fish swallow them their stomachs are getting full of plastic . On sakhalin whales eat plastic because of polution their they feel hungry when their stomachs are full so they cant eat they eventually stave to death and wash up on shore.
g a
scary...I hope people see the importance of reducing their fish & animal product intake, or best yet go Vegan, it's not difficult to get your nutrient requirements at all, even for epa & dha there are algae based supplements. veganhealth.org is a great site which provides plant based sources of nutrients.
casually obsessed
Go vegan you heathens
Lady Hawk
The number of humans has risen expedentally even since I was young. It is the darker races and ,polygamist type religions that breed out of control and unchecked.
Humans are wrecking this planet. It isn't even that humans are living longer as it is the infant mortality is down and retarded and deformed babies are allowed to live. I believe people are kept alive long enough to bleed them of their finances in these times , once in the medical system.

The increase in population and traveling sportsmen even in our very modestly populated area is a threat to our wildlife and fishing resources. Game and fish are not as plentiful as it once was. I would rather live longer with fewer humans on this Earth , than trying to survive amongst the hoarded masses. The number of humans must be kept in check. And I would give anything to be part of that one percent.
Rest in Peace
Dear all de peoples out there:
STOP BEING YOUR FISH EATING SELF'S AND KEEP A PET SHARK IN THE SMALLEST CORNER OF YOUR HOUSE AND FEED IT BROCCOLI!!!!
Jett Swaffer
Amazing video. Really helped me.
B I S C U I T
the oceans going to effect us too, if oceans turn into slime then we got no water, see we run out of everything we're running out of i forgot oil? because of plastic
Jordan
People dont change when they see the light, but when they feel the heat.
James Ortiz
creepy realy creepy
James Ortiz
scary
Stage 5
i feel shame I'm human
Erik Renteria
This is good
Wish Washer
Good video but the test is a bit fast for me.
Cero Matala
It's mostly the shit poor countries that rely on major commercial fishing that are over-fishing.
Amber Zawrotny
This is so great! Do you think I could link this into my website I'm trying to make to raise awareness on overfishing? I'd obviously give you full credit!
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Newfoundland cod fishery: Lessons not learned? Overfishing - The consequences 3 months ago   14:21

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Newfoundland's cod fishery was shut down 25 years ago. Many now admit it was the right move, but with growing calls to increase cod fishing, is history about to repeat itself?

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