Fishprint of Nations 2006: Trends and Recommendations for Our Oceans

CSE, in conjunction with Redefining Progress and The Ocean Project, has released The Fishprint of Nations 2006, a comprehensive analysis of humanity’s current and projected impact on the Earth’s marine ecosystems. The study, adapted from the popular Ecological Footprint analysis tool, found that present levels of seafood consumption are dangerously unsustainable. The global catch of seafood is roughly 157% over sustainable yield levels. The report details the need for protected marine areas and a reworking of our seafood consumption habits in order to avoid widespread fisheries collapse in the next half century.