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Tons of seafood produced

Globally, this year

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We eat a lot of seafood....
Too much actually. And more and more of it. This is not without consequences. Get the overfishing facts here and see why something HAS to change.

Top 6 facts about seafood production


Fish production is increasing

Total production has risen sharply over the past 3 decades and is now 154 million tons per year - the weight of the Eiffel Tower every 24 minutes.


And demand will keep growing

Demand for seafood is likely to continue to grow explosively. Most of this demand will be met by increasing production from fish farming.


But the fish are gone

Since the onset of industrial fishing in the 1960s, the total biomass of large commercially targeted marine fish species has declined by a staggering 90 percent.


Fish farming is not the solution

Fish farming continues to depend on marine fish as a feed source and add to the pressure on fish stocks. Also, fish farming often use excessive amounts of chemicals and pollutes the surrounding waters.


What to do?

As consumers, it is becoming more and more important that we support those companies who produce and sell seafood in a sustainable fashion.


Something has gone completely wrong

Some cods caught in the North Sea are shipped to China, processed there, and shipped back to Europe for consumption, travelling a total of 44,000 km. More than around the planet! Find guides on sustainable seafood here. (For the US here).

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The end of the Line (Trailer)

The End of the Line is a powerful film about one of the world's most disturbing problems - over-fishing. Advances in fishing technology mean whole species of wild fish are under threat and the most important stocks we eat are predicted to be in a state of collapse by 2050.

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