WHAT YOU CAN DO

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.

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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.

Sources:

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

2) http://www.coastalliving.com

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