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State of our oceans

A pictorial representation of the state of the ocean's fishing stocks. 

Ocean fish stock

Over 80% of global fish stocks are either partly or fully overexploited (Source: UN FAO, 2012 Statistical Year Book)

Capture fish production per capita

Capture fish production has stagnated over the last couple of decades, with per capita fish production of developed nations actually falling by more than 30%. (Source: UN FAO, 2012 Statistical Year Book)

Capture fish producing countries

India, China, USA, Asia (ex India China) and Russia account for the largest share of fish captured from the oceans globally. (Source: UN FAO, 2012 Statistical Year Book)

Fishing trawlers

Using methods like bottom trawling and long-lining, giant ships using enormous nets catch fish in tens of thousands, and are capable of wiping out entire fisheries in a single season.