According to FAO studies, around 28% of stocks of the main fish species on the market are overfished, depleted or recovering from depletion because of fishing pressure. Another 52% are already fished to the maximum allowable level. Only the remaining 20% are not at risk (2007 data).
We have to pay attention to what scientists they are telling us: We cannot continue to behave as though the sea’s resources were unlimited. There is common agreement that some species should never be eaten. When there is a risk of extinction, the must be applied.
We can choose fish caught according to criteria that ensure good traceability and clear labeling, key factors in curbing illegal and unsustainable fishing. The technology exists. We and our political representatives must demand that it is used.