By now, you’ve probably heard the news: there is an extinction crisis sweeping the world’s oceans.
The first of its kind in over 200 years, it is affecting everything from tuna stocks to fish stocks to coral reefs, and we’re only just beginning to understand how devastating this threat could be.
A few days ago, the head of the International Union for Conservation of Nature, John Beddington, said that in the next 20 years, the oceans will be so dry that fish will have nowhere to go.
If we’re not careful, we could see an “epidemic of fish extinction” he warned.
He also said that if the global average temperature rises, “this could be a very, very bad thing.”
In an interview with PBS, the co-founder of a group called The Ocean Conservancy, Paul Oster, said the consequences could be dire.
“We’re not looking at just a few species, we’re looking at a much larger ecosystem, much larger species,” he said.
“And this is a species that’s been under attack by climate change.”
The impacts of climate Change on fish are not just limited to coral reef reefs.
In fact, recent research has found that climate change has already had an impact on many other species.
Fish are also suffering from changing weather patterns, increased pollution, and a shift in ocean chemistry that is altering the way ocean water flows, says Oster.
Climate change has been linked to a number of fish extinctions, but what does this mean for fisheries?
And what should we do about it?
If you’re looking for the answer to those questions, you’re in the right place.
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has created the first-ever global fishery management plan.
The plan, developed by the nonprofit, is intended to give governments a sense of how they are managing their fisheries and to guide the development of policies and regulations that protect the marine environment.
In its first edition, the plan outlines a number that will be key for countries trying to manage their fisheries: the number of people in the world, the resources they use and the number that are available for them.
It also provides a framework for governments to work with fishers to set minimum standards and standards for sustainable fishing practices.
“The WWF’s plan is a step towards ensuring that countries take the necessary steps to protect and conserve the natural world around them,” WWF-USA Director of Climate and Environment Policy and Policy Mark Buehler told Recode.
“As governments look for solutions to their fisheries challenges, the WWF-US Climate and Environmental Working Group has produced a new global fisherry management plan that outlines a common approach to sustainable fishing and fishing management that can support sustainable fishing.”
The plan also includes a set of rules for fishers that will set minimum and maximum fishing limits, as well as guidelines for how fishers can manage the water resources they are using.
In the United States, the guidelines will focus on the maximum allowable amount of fish, which can be between 300 and 700 pounds, depending on the species and the region.
For example, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will say that fish can weigh up to 400 pounds.
The guidelines also outline a number for the total amount of catch that should be released into the ocean, and how the government can support those fishers.
In most countries, the maximum amount that can be released is between 5,000 and 30,000 pounds per year, but there is a cap on the amount of catches that can actually be released.
This means that in most countries where there are no fish populations, you are not required to release that much fish, but it does mean that governments are limited in how much they can release to the oceans, says Buehner.
“In many countries, this will mean releasing fewer fish than they need,” he says.
In addition to these guidelines, the World Wide Web’s Fish Database is a comprehensive database of information about the fish and fishery in the oceans.
It provides a picture of the distribution of fish in the ocean by size, species, age, and habitat, and shows how much fish are available in a particular location.
It can also provide a picture on where fish are being caught, how far they have traveled, and the fish that are currently in that location.
As a result, the fish database has also been able to show that there is not just one type of fish that people will catch.
The same is true for how they catch it.
In many cases, the amount you catch will depend on where you live, and whether you live in an urban area, or in a rural area, and what time of year you live.
“There are different types of fish,” says Bueshler.
“Some species, such as tuna, are not considered species of concern.”
In terms of what can be done to help