EXCESS IN FISHING CAPACITY!
we fish as if the sea does not have any limits, and we use technology
that constantly allows us to overcome our abilities. It is easier to
locate schools of fish through satellite radars and airplanes, arrive
quickly at them, to fish in a faster way and for longer periods of
time. Fish trawlers are gigantic (124 meters of length) and capable of
dragging nets that would fit 16 Boeing 747 airplanes.
In the eighties the world-wide fishing capacity was double than the refloat of fish. Three quarters of this capacity correspond to the grand scale industrial fishing sector.1 There have been attempts to stop this overcapacity in the recent years but not with much effectiveness. According to FAO, a new boat can capture three times more fish than a similar boat from the ‘80s.