Stocks of main fish species on the market are overfished, depleted or recovering from depletion because of fishing pressure. The rest is already fished to the maximum allowable level. Only a remaining small percentage is not at risk.
We have to pay attention to what scientists are telling us: We cannot continue to behave as if the sea’s resources were unlimited. There is common agreement that some species should never be eaten. When there is a risk of extinction, the precautionary principle must be applied.
We can choose fish caught according to criteria that ensure good traceability and clear labeling, key factors in curbing illegal and unsustainable fishing. The technology exists. We and our political representatives must demand that it is used.