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The Sustainable Seafood Coalition (SSC) is the first ever cross-industry group in the UK to tackle seafood sustainability using their influence as a seafood business. We are united in a vision for sustainable seafood and have pledged to work together to achieve this.
Over three quarters of our planet are covered by the oceans. Their biodiversity is unmatched and they contain over 80 percent of all life on earth, mostly unexplored. Millions of people worldwide are depending on the oceans for their daily livelihoods. More and more all this is endangered because of ignorance and a global lack of management.
Overfishing.org is an independent source of information on the most dangerous threat our oceans are facing today.
Fishing has an impact on our marine environment, and it's not just fish stocks that are affected. Sensitive habitats, endangered species and the marine food chain need to be maintained to keep the oceans healthy and productive. The impacts are complex, hard to measure and vary from one fishery to the next.
Find out how MSC-certified fisheries are pioneering new ways to conserve the marine environment for future generations.
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) is the voice for Australia's ocean wildlife. We are an independent charity, staffed by a committed group of professional and passionate scientists, educators and advocates who have defended Australia's oceans for 50 years. Our paid and volunteer staff work every day on behalf of the community to protect our ocean wildlife.
Fisheries and aquaculture have the capacity – if supported and developed in a regulated and environmentally sensitive manner – to contribute significantly to improving the well-being of poor and disadvantaged communities in developing countries and to achievement of several of the Millennium Development Goals, especially those related to poverty reduction and food and nutrition security, environmental protection and biodiversity.
Fact Sheets contain key information on fisheries and aquaculture-related subjects and are organized under broad headings: Resources, Geographic Profiles, Technology and Information Standards. Each Fact Sheet provides relevant information on a specific title including material from other resources and is presented in a customized template.
Many people cite the world demand for seafood and fish as the real culprit for destroying coral reefs, wetlands and ocean beds, but other environmentalist blame the methods and practices of the fishing industry. These practices have devastated the ocean floor eco-systems in many places so that marine and aquatic life can no longer be sustained.
We investigate illegal fishing, sharing evidence with local authorities and with international policymakers so that action can be taken against pirate vessels and against the countries that fail to act against them.