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Overfishing is depleting the world’s oceans and having a negative impact on marine biodiversity and human health and prosperity.

Check out our Overfishing page in our Fish As Food section, which also features our guide to Sustainable Seafood Choices.

3 things you can do to lessen overfishing:

1. Research where seafood comes from in your local stores.
2. Choose seafood that is from a sustainable source.
3. When dining in a restaurant, ask the wait staff or chef about how sustainable the seafood is on their menu.

Other great ways you can make a difference.