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Overfishing takes place when the fish are captured at a faster rate than they are able to reproduce. Today, 90 percent of the sea species at the top position in the marine ecosystems food chain or biggest predators, such as tuna, cod, sword fish and sharks have practically been eliminated or are in a situation of critical decline.
Last Updated on Saturday, 06 April 2013 19:43
Bluefin tuna faces a devastating future and a devastating future for a species means an uncertain future for all of us. The increasing voracious appetite for sushi and sashimi, the greed and the lack of a governmental organisation able to claim responsibility for it is taking the bluefin tuna to a point of no return. The population of the species has been decreasing for years due to overfishing, progressive fattening operations, the lack of management of the fisheries and the uncontrolled illegal fishing.
Last Updated on Saturday, 06 April 2013 20:00
Located at the top position in the marine ecosystems food chain, sharks play a crucial role in the global balance of the oceans. Sharks are the lions and tiger of the oceans and as an apex predator, the sharks act as regulators of the marine ecosystem by controlling the populations of other predatory species lower down the food chain.
The presence of healthy breeding populations of sharks ensure the future survival of many fish, corals and marine species which would otherwise be decimated by population explosions of the more numerous and faster breeding smaller predators.
Last Updated on Saturday, 06 April 2013 21:36
Whales and other cetaceans have been dwelling the oceans since time immemorial. These placid and peaceful beings are among the most intelligent of our planet. Their complex communication systems and their highly developed behaviour remain nowadays the great unfathomable mystery of 21st century for the human being. Unfortunately, the destructive zeal of humanity has pursued, hounded and brought these animals to the brink of extinction, considering them as another element to be used as goods and source of income.
Last Updated on Saturday, 06 April 2013 21:49