Did you know how much fish stocks are over exploited ?
Do you know what the top 10 countries' fish catch is worth ?
The top 10 countries derive 70% of the value of the global fishing – $8.45 billion ! Japan leads the pack taking in the most value; Taiwan takes in most volume ~60% of the global marine catch.
The countries that dominate fishing in international waters would never agree to a ban; they prefer the often inadequate regulation offered by regional fisheries-management organisations. But even in these regimes, temporary and rolling closures have been tested. In the Antarctic permanent ones have proved successful.