When you do not have political power or a wide sphere of influence, it seems hard to actually make a difference. However, there are several ways to get involved. One is through the market and consumer power. A number of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) around the world have compiled lists of fish to eat and fish to avoid, based on their endangerment level.


Another easy way to help stop overfishing is to inform others. Encourage family members and friends to use the “good fish guides.” Write to a legislator about your concerns. Sign a petition. Do a project on overfishing. A candle is not dimmed by lighting another and the best way to stop overfishing and protect fish, our ecosystems, and our markets is to spread knowledge.


1) http://overfishing.org/pages/guide_to_good_fish.php?w=pages

2) http://www.coastalliving.com


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