As the global human population continues to grow, the already untenable strain on global fisheries continues, while pollution and climate change further impact the viability of our ocean resources.
Reducing marine pollution, protecting ocean ecosystems, conserving coastal and marine areas, and increasing sustainable fishing and its economic benefits all require significant changes to current human behaviors. One of these is meaningfully addressing population growth in order to alleviate the human burden on marine ecosystems.
Demand for fish is expected to increase by 35 million tons due to increased consumption and population in the coming years. One of the best tools we have to decrease the impacts of this is to ensure that as many pregnancies as possible are planned. Reducing unplanned pregnancies is a way to reduce the impacts of population growth, and male contraception is a want to meet the unmet need left by female methods.t is critical that we empower people with the family planning resources they need to decide whether and when to have children.
That is why it’s so important to invest in new male contraceptives.
- “Management effectiveness of the world's marine fisheries” by Camilo Mora, Ransom A. Myers, Marta Coll, Simone Libralato, Tony J. Pitcher, Rashid U. Sumaila, Dirk Zeller, Reg Watson, Kevin J. Gaston, and Boris Worm
- “Wave of Marine Species Extinctions Feared” from the Washington Post
- “Investing in Family Planning: Key to Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals” by Ellen Starbird, Maureen Norton, and Rachel Marcus