But, she added illegal and unregulated fishing “has the potential to become the crisis of the next century” because stocks are dwindling and population requiring protein are increasing.
Fish provide a large part of the protein consumed by 4 billion people now, said Myers. Historically, he added, “national resource conflict is one of the most common sources of conflict”
No one owns the ocean, and that is part of the problem. Nations will need to work together to ensure ocean resource security, or we WILL see conflict greater than we are already seeing now.