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4Ocean Bracelet 2018 Edition: Overfishing Bracelet

Item# 4o-bracelet-overfish

Product Description

Humans have been fishing the seemingly endless supply of fish in the ocean for thousands of years. But here’s the thing: That supply isn’t infinite. The world’s exponential population growth has increased the demand for fish. Modern fishing techniques are capable of meeting that demand. Fish populations are not.

Fish cannot reproduce fast enough to meet our demand

Right now, 80 percent of all fisheries are either fully exploited or overexploited, which means most of our fisheries are overfished or collapsing. Late reproductive maturity, long gestation cycles, and low birth rates mean many species are simply unable to reproduce fast enough to keep pace with our demand. Without giving them opportunities to recover their populations, we’re placing sustained pressure on many species and fishing them to the brink of extinction.

Discarded fishing gear only makes the problem worse

When fishing gear becomes too old to be effective, it’s often dumped on shore or cut loose into the open ocean where it becomes a death trap for countless marine species like whales, sea turtles, porpoises, and sharks. Abandoned and lost fishing gear accounts for 10 percent of all ocean litter. It gets tangled around fins, flippers, necks, and wings. Many animals are injured as they attempt to escape while hundreds of thousands of animals suffocate and drown when they are unable to free themselves.

4Ocean is offering the red Limited Edition Overfishing Bracelet to advocate for marine protected areas and support sustainable fisheries. Each bracelet purchased removes one pound of trash from the ocean and coastlines, so fish and other marine species are protected from discarded fishing gear and other dangerous debris. SeaLegacy will also receive 10 percent of the net profits from the sale of our Limited Edition Overfishing Bracelet, which will enable them to continue telling the ocean’s story through rare and stunning visuals that raise awareness about marine conservation issues like overfishing. Through their tireless work, SeaLegacy shines a light on the need to advocate for marine protected areas, sustainable fisheries, and healthy, abundant oceans. This bracelet represents your support.

  • Unisex design
  • Adjustable from 2-5" in diameter
  • Supports sustainable fisheries and advocacy for marine protected areas
  • Stainless Steel 4Ocean Charm
  • 1 Pound of Trash will be removed from the Ocean

  • Accessories