Fish in a bucket.

Jak skoncovat s divokým rybolovem

LONDÝN – Potraviny pocházející z moře představují zdaleka nejobchodovanější globální komoditu, která dokáže nasytit miliardy lidí na celém světě. Tento sektor se bohužel potýká s rozšířeným problémem nezákonného, nehlášeného a neregulovaného rybolovu, jenž podkopává ochranářské úsilí a znevýhodňuje poctivé rybáře a firmy dodržující pravidla. Je nejvyšší čas tento problém řešit.

Divoký rybolov představuje až pětinu celkového úlovku ze světových oceánů. A přestože v některých zemích vykazuje průmyslový rybolov povzbudivé známky reforem, problém je stále široce rozšířený, odrazuje ostatní, aby se připojili k reformnímu úsilí, a brzdí reformy malých rybářství, která dodávají potraviny a zajišťují živobytí milionům lidí.

Pravidla existují, ale je zapotřebí, aby byla jasnější a konkrétnější, aby se účinně vymáhala a zaváděla se napříč hranicemi států. V opačném případě budou bezskrupulózní provozovatelé dál využívat nedostatečné regulace a monitoringu, což bude mít obrovské důsledky pro ty, jejichž živobytí je závislé na pobřežním rybolovu.

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