• ­We are pulling fish out of the ocean faster than they can reproduce

  • ­Since 1950 we’ve lost 90% of the large predatory fish (ie sharks, bluefin tuna, swordfish, marlin, king mackerel)

  • ­Roughly 3⁄4 of all commercially fished marine species are fully exploited, overfished or in urgent need of management

  • ­Each year, 40,000,000,000 pounds of sea life is caught unintentionally and thrown overboard dead or dying; this called ‘bycatch’

  • ­It is not uncommon to waste 70% or more of what is caught

  • ­Scientists predict the total collapse of all fish stocks by 2048