In the second part of Fate of the Oceans, Earth Report goes in search of sustainable fishing practices. They are hugely outweighed by unsustainable methods, but some can be found. In the Canary Islands, fishermen use rod and line for a valuable species and only take fully mature fish. In Oman the authorities will only allow fishermen to use one kind of boat and net, and monitor catches strictly. In one small village in Cornwall in the UK, a 70-year-old injunction that only sail power can be used has prevented the over-exploitation of fish and oyster beds. Earth Report interviews leading decision-makers, and although there is awareness that drastic action must be taken to protect wild stocks and ecosystems, almost nowhere are measures being taken equal to the crisis.
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