How The Oceans Can Feed The World

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What if saving the oceans meant we could bring food to the hungry? Or something we 're doing because in return it creates jobs for local fishermen and preserves fishermen 's jobs around the globe? It 's even more than an economical quest as well. Saving the oceans can feed the world. As you already know, there are more than a billion people on this planet right now suffering from hunger. Unfortunately, we’re expecting this problem to worsen as the world’s population continues to grow, which will cause an immediate increase of stress on our food resources. Now that is a huge concern for all of us, since our operational land per capita is already on the decline in both developed and developing countries. Since climate change is happening,…show more content…
The first thing we need to do is locate the fish, which Oceana has done a great job of doing, fish are conveniently located in the coastal zones of countries, these “coastal zones” are under the control of national jurisdictions, which means each country can manage their own fisheries. It’s a good thing that these zones are controlled by national jurisdictions, because if it were done internationally, it would be a lot more difficult for these changes to be put into action. The reasons why we should focus in on these coastal zones, is simply because the fish. There are seven times as many fish in these zones compared to the high seas, which means for us we have seven times more of a change to reestablish a lot of our fisheries, and to feed hungry mouths. There are over 80 different coastal countries throughout the world, which makes it hard to focus on all of them. However, not all 80 coastal countries have a tremendous amount of coastline, so if we were to narrow it down to European countries and 10 more countries with coastlines, it ends up being 90% of all the world’s fish catch. Based on Oceania’s work here in the United States, we know that there are three key components we have to do in order to bring these fisheries back to their full capacities, and they are: to set limits on how much fish each country can take per
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