The World Wide Fund..

The World Wide Fund for Nature, or WWF, says overfishing and destruction of marine habitats have dire consequences for all people. The Swiss-based environmental NGO released a report on populations of 1,234 marine species. It says they declined 49 percent between 1970 and 2012. Food fish, in particular, are disappearing at an alarming rate as fishing outpaces the breeding cycle. Numbers of mackerel, tuna and bonito have dropped 74 percent. The report warns that the collapse of ocean ecosystems could trigger serious economic decline.
The WWF urges global leaders to ensure that ocean recovery and coastal habitat health feature strongly in the implementation of the UN’s sustainable development goals.