Report | June, 2012
Save the Oceans: Feed the World
This brochure outlines how saving the world’s oceans can help to feed the 9 billion people projected to be on earth by 2050. It explains how implementing science based fisheries management in the 30 countries that control more than 90 percent of the world’s fish stocks – specifically measures that reduce overfishing, protect habitat and limit bycatch – could help our oceans provide a nutritious meal every day for an additional 425 million people.
If this type of science-based management is implemented in the top 30 countries, Oceana believes the result can be an increase in global fish stocks, making wild fish more accessible to artisanal fishermen and hungry people around the world while also providing protection for important ocean ecosystems, habitats and biodiversity.