As a marine biologist, Dr. Christian Heesch is concerned about the effects that overfishing can have, both on the species that are intended to be caught and the many wild fish that get killed and discarded as a result of fishing. He has noted that many wild species have been experiencing population decline due to the effects of overfishing. With that in mind, all of the below are things that the average person can do in an effort to counter the effects of this issue.
Know What You Eat
There is plenty of information out there that will let you know about the impact various types of fishing have on marine populations. By taking some time to research, you will be able to choose to eat fish from suppliers who make efforts to keep their practices as sustainable as possible, or those who catch fish in areas where they will not leave a large footprint in terms of population impact.
Consider Farmed Fish
In an effort to conserve a number of species, some suppliers have taken to farming fish specifically for consumption. This reduces the possibility that other wildlife will be caught up in nets to practically nil, plus it is a sustainable practice in much the same way as most other methods of farming.
Spread The Word
Dr. Christian Heesch is quick to speak to anybody who shows an interest in the impact of overfishing. By spreading the word and informing people of your concerns, you make it more likely that others will consider the issues that overfishing causes.