But not only is sea life that is at risk but also communities that have relied on fishing for centuries. These communities often fish in a sustainable way but are unable to compete and survive against larger and more technologically advanced boats that extract fish at a shocking rate. Not only is it an ecological issue but also one that is leading to the vanishing of traditions and livelihoods. Will humans be able to change their eating habits before it is too late to allow the oceans to regenerate?
Over the years I have photographed both sides of this coin, the trawlers hauling tonnes at a time and the communities that survive from them. This portfolio is a collection of those images taken in Africa and Asia.