Tag Archives: Global Ocean Commission

Deep Sea Fishing Threatens to Wipe Out a $150 Billion Carbon Sink

Marine life in the high seas soak up an amount of carbon equivalent to 30 percent of the US’s annual emissions. This carbon-sequestering service is worth about $148 billion a year, according a new study from the Global Ocean Commission.  At the same time, increased fishing activity threatens the whole process, according to the researchers. “Most would not be fishing the high seas without subsidies,” Sumaila told me. Read the rest here 10:13

Global Ocean Commission (Pew): Race to the bottom of the ocean must end

The human footprint on the ocean, from the shoreline to the deepest abyss, is growing.,,With agricultural land under threat from climate change, it has never been more vital to our long term food security that we combat chronic overfishing, illegal fishing and worsening pollution that are pushing fish stocks to the point of collapse. Read more here if you can stand it! 08:02