The majority of seafood available on the global markets is caught by industrial fisheries. Despite being regulated by government agencies, these fleets are responsible for depleting ocean ecosystems; decimating populations of non-target species such as sea turtles, sharks, dolphins, and whales; and targeting species that contain high levels of mercury — hazards that impact ocean health and human health. 

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Biodiversity Collapse


Destructive Fishing Methods

Ghost Nets

Human Rights Abuses

Illegal Fishing Practices

Mercury and Other Chemicals, Metals and Pesticides


Mislabeling and “Eco-Labeling”


Plastic Pollution

Shark Finning