Investors cast a wide net for sustainable fish

Investing in the oceans means keeping plastics out and boosting healthy fishing practices.

SDG #14 Life below the seas. Investing in the oceans would require keeping plastics out and boosting healthy fishing practices. Johan Bergenas, World Wildlife Fund’s senior vice president for oceans, warns Liz and Steve that fighting over the seas could become the next natural resources war. Also, George Baunach, one of the founders of Hatch, explains the importance of ramping up sustainable aquaculture.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • How more than 3 billion people rely on the oceans for their livelihoods. 
  • Why the oceans are a nature-based solution that can help combat climate change.
  • What impact plastics – which are entering the oceans at the level of “a dumptruck’s worth” every minute of every day – are having on marine ecosystems.
  • Fish will play a crucial role in feeding the growing global population so changing fishery practices that damage the seas will become increasingly important.

Check out last week’s episode on climate change, too.