Scientist videos: Ending Overfishing is Climate Action

                                 

More than 50 scientists have signed a statement calling for action by the European Commission, European Parliament and EU member states to end overfishing “as an urgent and necessary response to biodiversity and climate crises”. The scientists are urging the EU to set fishing limits within scientific advice, and recognise that “ecosystem-based fisheries management is critical to the health of the ocean and its capacity to respond to climate change”

Read press release: Scientists Launch Call to EU: Ending Overfishing Is Climate Action

If you are a scientist and would like to sign onto the statement, please submit your details on the statement page here.

Professor Didier Gascuel, head of the Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Center, Agrocampus Ouest, Institut Agro, France: Ensuring Sustainability for Fisheries is Climate Action

 

Erica M. Ferrer, NSF Graduate Research Fellow, San Diego Fellow, Aburto Lab, Scripps Institution of Oceanography: Climate Change is Made Worse by Overfishing

 

Alex Rogers, Science Director, Rev Ocean: Overfishing and bycatch are largest drivers of biodiversity loss in the ocean

 

Farah Obaidullah, Director, Women4Oceans: Ending overfishing would reduce the pressure on the ocean

 

Rainer Froese: Overfishing means taking more fish than can grow back… that’s pretty stupid

 

Hans Otto Pörter, Professor and Section Head, Alfred-Wegener-Institut: We need to reduce fishing pressure and overfishing

If you are a scientist and would like to sign onto the statement, please submit your details on the statement page here.

For more information, see www.our.fish/science