Tacking action for the Mediterranean
In the past 60 years the Mediterranean
of its large predators and marine mammals
75% of assessed fish stocks are overexploited
Because of destructive fishing
some species and habitats are disappearing
The loss of
makes the Mediterranean ever more vulnerable to climate change
The Mediterranean is the most overexploited sea in the world. To turn this situation around, at least 30% of its waters need to be fully protected.
Overfishing is bringing fish stocks to the brink of collapse and damaging marine ecosystems.
To stop the loss of biodiversity, urgent measures are needed.
We fight against destructive and illegal practices that cause the depletion of the Mediterranean Sea.
Because of overfishing and loss of habitats 12% of fish species and 40% of sharks, rays and chimaeras are at risk of extinction.
Concrete and immediate actions are needed to protect the Mediterranean.