Overfishing - emptying our seas

Many marine ecologists think that the biggest single threat to marine ecosystems today is overfishing. Our appetite for fish is exceeding the oceans' ecological limits with devastawhatg impacts - and there is now estimated to be four times more global fishing capacity than there are fish left to catch.

spanish bottom travler

Cod Caught in a Net, Gulf of Maine - Photograph by Bill Curtsinger - National Geographic.

Our Ocean Wonderland - Vaccuship and aerial trawler

Stephen Appelby imagines the fate of the oceans without marine reserves