Fishing is central to the livelihood and food security of 200 million people, especially in the developing world. One in five people on this planet depend on fish as their primary source of protein. The depletion of fisheries poses a major threat to the food supply of millions of people. The rapid growth in demand for fish and fish products is leading to fish prices increasing faster than prices of meat. In the last decade, in the north Atlantic region, commercial fish populations of cod, hake, haddock and flounder have fallen by as much as 95%. The dramatic increase of destructive fishing techniques worldwide destroys marine mammals and entire ecosystems.