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Overfishing is a major problem! And...
it is not going away by itself. A study shows that if nothing changes we will run out of seafood in 2048. Do you want future generations to have access to fish and shellfish? Get more overfishing statistics here and see what can be done about it.

Top 5 facts about the end of seafood


It’s happening right now

We are draining our oceans of seafood at an alarming rate. If overfishing does not stop, the world will run out of seafood in 2048.


Scary trends

A four-year study of 7,800 marine species concludes that the long-term trend is clear and predictable: “I was shocked and disturbed by how consistent these trends are - beyond anything we suspected” Boris Worm, lead author.


We are pushing the limits… and beyond

Nearly 80% of the world's fisheries that are already fully exploited, over-exploited, depleted, or in a state of collapse. Worldwide, 90% of the stocks of large predatory fish, such as sharks, tuna, marlin, and swordfish, are already gone!



Fishing today is dominated by a gigantic modern fishing fleet with enough fishing capacity to cover 4 Earth-like planets. It far out-matches the ocean's ability to renew the number of fish we consume. Watch “The End of the Line” video below.


The solution?

Buying seafood from sustainable sources is possible. The Marine Stewardship Council, for example, works to promote the best environmental choice in seafood through better product certification and eco-labeling. You can find guides on sustainable seafood here. (For the US here).

The end of seafood

A four-year study of 7,800 marine species concludes that if current patterns persist we will run out of seafood in 2048. If you have a link to the report please let us know. We have only been able to find references in news articles.

It’s happening right now

Scary trends

We are pushing the limits… and beyond


The solution?

Watch a video

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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