With the poisonous effluents dumped on beaches, toxic dumping from shipping, radioactive dumping and many other mistreatments of our marine environments – human behaviour have taken one our most important natural resources for granted over the last few centuries.
The fish wars of the late 20th century and other contentious issues about countries arguing and squandering what is left of our precious resources (which we exploited in the first place) has seen fish colonies collapse.
Much of this has begun to change of the last quarter century as scientific/practical/political measures and agreements have been implemented. Many countries are leading the way; Iceland is pioneering a true sustainable fishing model which has supported increasing our fish stock numbers to maintain a long term strong fishing industry and safe guard our oceans and fish stock in the process.
Sea Farming may sound like something out of a Jules Verne novel, yet as technological progression increases agricultural practices may begin below the waves (without fishing boats.)