Oceans are indispensable to life on Earth, which is 70% water. They play a vital role in protecting biodiversity and stabilizing the global climate. Fish is the main protein source for more than a billion people, and a source of income for millions of families around the world. But now the oceans are suffering.
The intensive exploitation of the marine world by humans is not a recent phenomenon, but in the last few decades it has undergone a brutal and tragic acceleration. Extraordinary technological progress and the shrinking of geographic limits have transformed the fishing industry into a terrible threat to ocean biodiversity. Over the centuries, humans have considered the marine environment as an inexhaustible resource. But all the experts in the field agree that the ocean resources are not only unlimited, they are already in an alarming state of decline.