Green Stats: 80


A chart of the world's fishery hotspots
80 -- the percentage of seafood species currently fished at or beyond their capacity.

40 -- the percentage of the world's oceans that have been "heavily impacted" by humans.

4 -- the percentage of the world's oceans that are "relatively pristine."

All of this from the UN Environment Programme's (UNEP) new report, "In Dead Water," which details the five primary threats facing the oceans: pollution, climate change, overfishing, invasive species, and habitat loss. Very interesting (if slightly depressing) information, detailing yet again why finding green fish and supporting sustainable fisheries is so important. ::In Deep Water via ::Gristmill

See also: ::Seafood Choices Alliance - Sustainable Seafood Database, ::Finding a Sustainable Fish Stick and ::How to: Choose Your Fish Wisely

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