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Commercial large scale factory ships are generally not sustainable

 

OVERFISHING - According to the WWF, the United States is one of the largest markets for imported seafood in the world, with more than 5.3 billion pounds passing through the border each year, worth almost $18 billion annually. Unfortunately, right now we simply cannot tell if the seafood we eat is legally caught from the ocean because our current laws are not strong enough to trace from bait to plate. For this reason we are suggesting that imports and exports of fish should be limited and tracked.

 

Beach launched fishing fleets are generally sustainable

 

SUSTAINABLE - A truly circular economy revolves around fishing methods that may be sustained for hundreds, if not thousands of years. Beach launched boats offer a way of ensuring that local people benefit from local produce without trawling the seafloor and wiping out supporting ecosystems.

 

 

BLUE GROWTH

 

If we value our planet and the ocean that is unique in our galaxy, we must respect it. At the moment we treat our oceans and seas like giant garbage dumps where we might dispose of just about anything:

 

1. Atomic waste

2. Oil spillages

3. Plastic waste

 

This is contrary to sustainable practices and the circular economy that we should all be aiming for and is something that Europe, via European Maritime Day and other initiatives is seeking to address.

 

Blue growth is about using our largest natural resource wisely, and yet still creating jobs and exploring the unexplored for ways of helping mankind.

 

 

AQUACULTURE

 

Provided that fish farming is carried on without feeding high value fish such as salmon with other species that are palatable to people; wastefully.

 

In general make sure that farmed or fattened fish or shellfish are not be fed with endangered wild fish and that the farm does not present as an ecological hazard via pollution or the risk of fish escaping to the surrounding environment to contaminate or decimate wild fish populations.

 

 

Graph showing the rise in farmed fish production from 1950 to 2010

 

RISE IN AQUACULTURE PRODUCTION - Global harvest of aquatic organisms in million tonnes, 1950–2010, as reported by the FAO. Clearly, as wild fish stocks are declining farmed fish production is rising to fill the void. Current fishing methods need to be revised to reduce bycatch using more selective means.

 

 

CLIMATE CHANGE

 

Climate change is also a killer for blue growth because it is killing many species just as surely as if we were bombing the oceans. We must continue to reduce our carbon footprint, to reduce acid rains and the chemical makeup of our oceans.

 

 

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THE GLOBAL OCEAN COMMISSIONERS

 

The Global Ocean Commissioners could offer no solution for ocean pollution, but at least recommended some form of action in respect of overfishing.

 

 

Carol Browner

Victor Chu

Oby Ezewesili

Luiz Furlan

Vladimir Golitsyn

Robert Hill

Yoriko Kawaguchi

Carol Browner

Victor Chu

Obiageli Ezekwesili

Luiz Furlan

Vladimir Golitsyn

Robert Hill

Yoriko Kawaguchi

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Pascal Lamy

Paul Martin

Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Cristina Narbona

Ratan Tata

Aliki Foua Toloa

Andrés Velasco

Pascal Lamy

Paul Martin

Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Cristina Narbona

Ratan Tata

Foua Toloa

Andrés Velasco

 

 

GOC's SECRETARIAT

 

Simon Reddy

Rémi Parmentier

Clare Brennan

Kristian Teleki

Inés de Águeda

Sarah Gardner

 

 

 

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