Our oceans are in crisis. The effects of overfishing and climate breakdown are pushing marine life, and the communities who rely on fishing for survival, to the brink.
Yet the crisis of overfishing is both unnecessary and entirely reversible. Fisheries are amongst the most productive resources on the planet, and through local marine management, communities can restore the health of their seas.
In this new TED talk released today, our founder Alasdair Harris reflects on the lives of people whose survival depends on fishing in tropical seas, and our journey to discover a new narrative for ocean protection.
“We need to reimagine marine conservation as a narrative of abundance and empowerment, not austerity and alienation.”
Watch the full talk on TED.com:
How a handful of fishing villages sparked a marine conservation revolution
Cover photo: Ryan Lash / TED