Fishing is its different versions is the main cause of deterioration of marine ecosystems, spurred by a growing market and a technological development that allows for fishing anywhere in the world.
It links the problem of pollution and inappropriate use of the coastline, with a direct impact on the breeding areas of many species, to which we should add to discard (fish without commercial strip is dead) is estimated at 30 per cent of the global catch.
Many governments have adopted highly restrictive measures, with limits on catches, minimum sizes, closed, etc.. but little success in solving the problem and achieve a rational use of living resources and the equitable distribution of them.
However, in contradiction with the above, the majority of fishing activities are enhanced through substantial subsidies taking in a few cases of priority sector. It is estimated that currently only 20 per cent or less of the fish biomass at the beginning of the twentieth century.
Given this situation the EU, like the rest of the developed countries of the world, should consider reducing fishing intensity and devote more resources to enhance the fisheries research on more effective methods of fishing, conservation of fishery resources and ecological systems of marine aquaculture.
depends on intensive aquaculture feed containing flour and fish oils which requires further research of alternative sources to the same, with the aim of reducing their negative impact on fisheries resources and promote sustainability.
Source: Green Party Canario