We rely on the ocean for food, for transport, for the very air we breathe, but the current systems in place for governing and managing its resources are not fit for purpose.
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Few myths about the management of our nation's ocean resources are as pernicious as the allegation that the environmental community wants to "end fishing as we know it." This claim is simply untrue.
In a world in desperate need of people banding together to preserve nature, why has the issue of conserving the animals of the oceans become so contentious?
The main culprit of fish depletion is still that we consume more fish than nature can replenish. In the end, it is only government and legislators that can help mitigate the problem.
Since the 90s, growing demand for shark products, specifically fins, has coincided with serious population declines for a number of shark species throughout the world.
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