Citing the prediction of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization experts that by 2050 that there will be no more fish in the ocean, Senator Cynthia A. Villar exhorted the public to help solve the problem of plastic pollution.
Villar admitted the prediction is “not far-fetched” as fish supply continues to decrease from 70 percent wild catch and 30 percent aquaculture 20 years ago to 50 percent wild catch and 50 percent aquaculture at present.
She said plastic pollution has been identified as one of the reasons why fish supply is dwindling in the ocean.
To avert this situation, Villar urged aquaculture practitioners and fish farmers to take part in solving plastic pollution in the country’s bodies of water, which continues to threaten our fish supply
“I urge everyone of you to take part in solving this plastic pollution by observing within your homes and your communities proper waste disposal,” said Villar.
She warned that the livelihood of millions of our kababayan
and our food security is at stake.