• 2018

    2018: The EU is the world’s largest importer of seafood

  • 2019

    2019: In the past 60 years, we lost ~ 90 % of large marine fish because of overfishing

  • 2020

    2020: It takes only 15 years for a industrialized fishery to reduce a fish stock by 80 %

  • 2021

    2021: 70 % of all world fish populations are unsustainably overexploited

  • 2022

    2022: 30 % of all world fish populations are already collapsed

  • 2023

    2023: Over 80 % of fish is caught in the waters of developing or third world countries

  • 2024

    2024: 11 - 26 million tons of fish are caught illegaly every year, being worth $10 - $23.5 billion

  • 2025

    2025: More than 4.6 million fishing vessels are exploting the oceans

  • 2026

    2026: Unsustainable fisheries and thereby overfishing is subsidized with over $16 billion

  • 2027

    2027: People in Europe consume 22.5 kg of seafood every year

  • 2028

    2028: The high seas are home to 90 % of marine life, yet they have no legal protection

  • 2029

    2029: One third of the global fish catch is used for the production of fishmeal and fish oil

  • 2030

    2030: Over 300.000 small whales, dolphins, and porpoises die in fishing nets each year

  • 2031

    2031: 40 % of fish catch is “bycatch”, thrown back into the sea dead or seriously injured

  • 2032

    2032: Until today we have discovered over 33.000 different species of fish

  • 2033

    2033: Orange roughy populations collapsed in only 10 years and still haven’t recovered

  • 2034

    2034: For every kilo of shrimp, 5-20 kilos of other marine life is killed as bycatch

  • 2035

    2035: Between 1990 and 2008 more than 1.5 million sea turtles were unintetionally caught

  • 2036

    2036: 1 - 2.8 trillion individual animals are killed every year (96 % of all vertebrates are fish)

  • 2037

    2037: 95 % of the ocean are still undiscovered

  • 2038

    2038: Potential of sustainable fishing for the EU: 92.000 jobs each year

  • 2039

    2039: Without governmental subsidies 54 % of high sea fishing would not be profitable

  • 2040

    2040: It takes 2.5 - 5 kg of fish feed to raise 1 kg of carnivorous fish in aquaculture

  • 2041

    2041: In 2050 the ocean could contain more plastics than fish (by weight)

  • 2042

    2042: 144-meter-long Annelies Ilena can process 350 tons of fish a day and store 7.000 tons

  • 2043

    2043: 100 million sharks are killed every year, mainly for traditional “shark fin soup” in Asia

  • 2044

    2044: Only about 4 % of the world’s oceans are protected

  • 2045

    2045: The Pacific Bluefin Tuna population collapsed to only 2.6 % of its original size

  • 2046

    2046: Approx. 640.000 tons of 'ghost nets' are left in oceans each year and stay for 600 years

  • 2047

    2047: The 20-meters-long and 34-tons-weighing whale shark is the biggest fish on Earth

  • 2048

    2048: Every second breath we take from atmospheric oxygen produced by algae

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