Over three billion people
around the world rely on fish as their primary source of protein and millions rely on the ocean for their livelihood.
However, 85 percent
of the world’s marine stocks are either fully exploited or overfished, meaning "that the stock of available fishing waters are being depleted faster than they can be replaced,"
driving accelerated growth in the farmed seafood industry. Almost half of the seafood we consume come from farms within aquaculture, which is the fastest growing production system in the world. However, it does not come without potential negative effects on the wild fish population, marine habitats, water quality or the society.
In the years between 2018 and 2022
, there has been good progress in combating illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing, as well as adoption of regulatory frameworks supporting small-scale fisheries.
Even so there are still issues related to increased acidification and decreasing pH-levels
. Ocean acidification is the consequence of uptake of atmospheric CO2 by the ocean, resulting in a decreasing pH level. Therefore, negatively affecting not only marine organisms and ocean services but also human beings as the ocean supplies half of the oxygen we breathe.
Luckily there are initiatives, people and companies working for a more responsible and sustainable way of preserving the oceans and the life therein and around. For instance, Aquabyte
- a Norwegian company who is radically changing the way we cultivate fish - by using machine learning and artificial intelligence to collect and analyze data in real-time they manage to improve fish health, performance, and the environment.
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