Earth Day, April 22, 2021:- As EU leaders gather for today’s Leaders Summit on Climate, the Our Fish campaign called on the EU and member states to incorporate protection of the ocean – including the ending of overfishing – into EU and national climate commitments.
“During today’s Leaders Climate Summit, EU leaders must act on the findings of the United Nations Second World Ocean Assessment (WOA II), launched yesterday, which finds that we are still failing to manage human use of coasts and the ocean, and there are increasing risks to food safety and security, human health, coastal safety and other key ecosystem services, such as carbon sequestration”, said Our Fish Programme Director Rebecca Hubbard. “Ending destructive fishing will prevent this risk to ecosystem and human health and should be pursued as a key climate action”.
Dave Walsh, Our Fish Communications Advisor, [email protected], +34 691 826 76
Leaders Summit on Climate, 22 April 2021
Launch of the Second World Ocean Assessment (WOA II), 21 April 2021
About Our Fish
Our Fish is working to end overfishing and restore a healthy ocean ecosystem. By collaborating with others, and deploying robust evidence, we are calling for an end to overfishing as a critical and significant action to address the biodiversity and climate crisis. https://our.fish