Half of the World's Marine Life is Gone
on 17 September 2015
A recent study conducted by the World Wildlife Fund and Zoological Society of London has revealed that—between 1970 and 2012—nearly half of the ocean’s fish population was wiped out. The combined effects of overfishing and climate change have been especially damaging to tuna, mackerels and bonitos—reducing their populations by nearly 75%. Facing the stark reality of our dwindling marine life, the WWF is urging governments to address climate change and create more marine protected areas while encouraging consumers to seek out more sustainable seafood sources.