Life isn’t always rosy for a top predator in the ocean. For there is always a predator that higher up the food chain trying to chase you down and make you its next meal! And that top-most of predators are humans. As we continue to overfish our seas, fish cannot reproduce fast enough to keep up with consumer demand.
The Pew Trusts have established the Conserve Our Ocean Legacy website to build a “broad national effort to build support for ocean and fish protection.” There is much good information, but the real kicker is their game, Ocean Survivor! Designed to raise awareness for the dangers of fishing equipment, you can guide a bluefin tuna through the maze of trawls, purse seines and long lines to rack up points and experience life in the crowded open ocean. More importantly, use their form letter to send a message to the National Marine Fisheries Service to end overfishing and sign their petition to conserve our ocean’s legacy.