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Unsustainable high-tech fishing
Fish is a healthy and popular component of our diet, but natural resources can no longer satisfy the global appetite for marine products. Despite catching techniques becoming more efficient and ruthless, the amount of fish caught in nets is decreasing. Fish stocks of many harvested species have collapsed, and are no longer commercially viable. The latest studies are alarming: If we continue to follow this trend, all presently utilized fish, molluscs and crustaceans will have collapsed by the year 2048*. Without fundamental changes in our attitude towards marine life, this century will be the last for many wild fish species and a broad array of other marine animals.
* Worm, B. et al. (2006): Impacts of biodiversity loss on ocean ecosystem services
Science 314:787-790
Remaining commercial fish stocks by the year:
Reducing of fishing pressure by up to 50%
Establishment of marine reserves
(MPA´s - Marine Protected Areas).
Use a fish guide to sustainable seafood shopping. These check lists (eg. published by WWF) provide information on catching methods and the status of fish populations.
In general: refuse to consume overfished species like tuna, swordfish, codfish, eel and clod. Choose fish of relative stable populations like herring, halibut (Pacific), sprat, coalfish or fish from aquaculture. 
Pay attention to the MSC label
(Marine Stewardship Council).
MSC Siegel

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