Is the intensive farming of salmonids for consumption. This unhealthy product directly competes with local products and economies, irreversibly destroying marine ecosystems.
They capture twice as much carbon as forests and, as long as they are not destroyed, peatlands will help combat the climate crisis, mitigating the effects of global warming.
60 marine species from Argentina are endangered. Birds, mammals and fish that inhabit our sea are about to disappear, altering the delicate ecosystem balance.
Argentina is among the 30 countries that throw more plastic waste into the sea. The projection is that this country will produce 320,000 tons of plastic in 2020 and 85% will end up in the ocean.
7.3 million tons of fish are thrown overboard. Discard is a practice defined by FAO as "that part of the catch that is returned to the sea for any reason."
The creation of marine protected areas responds to an ecosystem conservation criteria, considering each species of that space. Today Argentina has only 10% of its sea protected.
The South Atlantic sea is one of the most threatened by illegal fishing. It is estimated that a fleet of 400 industrial vessels fish illegally, mainly at mile 200.
All those species that are fished as a consequence of the fishing of another species. Argentina is positioned top in the shark bycatch and sting rays.
If biodiversity and the natural world are lost, we all lose.