Within the last few decades, commercial fishing has expanded from traditional fishing grounds to include all of the world’s oceans, resulting in overexploitation and depletion of many fish stocks. A 2016 report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) showed that almost a third of commercial fish stocks are now overharvested at biologically unsustainable levels.
To highlight the importance of maintaining the world’s fisheries, World Fisheries Day is celebrated every year on 21 November. Guardians of the S.E.A.A. is commemorating this day with an event where you can learn about sustainable fishing and seafood. Register below to:
- Hear a talk by Marine Stewardship Council– how fishing impacts the ocean, and what you can do today to keep seafood a food source in the future
- Listen to job experiences by S.E.A. Aquarium aquarists – such as how fish feed can be sustainable, and other sustainability practices around the aquarium
- Go on a treasure hunt – in teams of 2-4, go around the aquarium in search of specified marine animals. This activity is co-organised by Republic Polytechnic.
Registration closes 27 November 2017, 12pm