WWF Malaysia take an in depth look at the current state of tuna fishing in Mabul.
A triple-whammy of rising temperatures, increased acid levels and lack of oxygen is destroying the world’s oceans, according to scientists at the Rio+20 Earth Summit. Experts warn that small island states are being hit especially hard, with impacts on health, food and livelihoods.
With West African fish stocks under increasing pressure from foreign industrial fishing fleets, scientists are concerned that local people may be forced to increasingly hunt other marine wildlife such as turtles and marine mammals.
West Africa’s coastal fish stocks are being depleted by foreign fishing fleets from Europe and Asia. Overfishing is threatening the region’s fish resources and the livelihoods of the people of West Africa.
For the fishermen of Mauritania, it is getting hard to make a living. Having to venture out further to sea, their small boats are at risk of capsizing in a storm or being overrun by the foreign trawlers.