Last updated on February 11, 2011
Overfishing.org - How I stopped overfishing and learned to love the fish.
Over three quarters of our planet are covered by the oceans. Their biodiversity is unmatched and they contain over 80 percent of all life on earth, mostly unexplored. Millions of people worldwide are depending on the oceans for their daily livelihoods. More and more all this is endangered because of ignorance and a global lack of management.
To idea and goal of this website can be paraphrased in one line: Overfishing.org is an independent source of information on the most dangerous threat our oceans are facing today. Most material is written by Pepijn Koster (me for the remainder of this page). material from other authors is tagged as such. The site was launched bare-bone in late March 2007 and has been growing steadily since.
If you find errors or think you can do better, do not hesitate to sign up for the forum or / and contact me directly. Fact supported criticism is welcomed as well as appreciated and a serious reply is guaranteed.
Do not hesitate to contact me if you have an article, paper or presentation on fisheries you want to share with the world. Maybe we can include it on the website.
This site does not solicit or receive donations from any organisation or individual. Hosting (and associated) costs are covered for by the author of this website.
The author of this site can be reached by email on firstname.lastname@example.org. The highly prefered contact method for any site related topics is via the discussion forum. Oh, and in case you wonder: I do eat fish, love it actually!
Overfishing.org is a dynamic site designed to be widely usable and easy on the eyes. Some of the software tools used are PHP, Pivot, Simple Machines and Yahoo Pipes. Most of the small icons are part of the Silk icon set. The fish image on the front page is from Wikimedia Commons.
A number of RSS feeds are available. Some more will be added in the future.
As an educational website it's aim is to inform. And what better way to reach an audience is by reproducing information on other media. Unfortunately this is not as easy and foolproof as it sounds. For the moment the following copyright notice applies to the entire website:
Overfishing.org - All content, unless stated otherwise, are Copyright 2007-2011 Pepijn Koster. No reproduction allowed.
You are always invited to quote (with link) and / or link to the pages of course. Asides of that no copying please. The authors of the material on overfishing.org spend lots of time creating material and would appreciate it to be viewed as originally meant. No copying also guarantees no outdated versions of pages are on the internet. If you would like to use / reproduce any of the material you are invited to contact me.
Exceptions on the copyright and no-copying notice are school papers, presentations and the like. If these are for offline use there is no need to ask permission. You do need to reference properly of course. I also appreciate it if you drop me a line about the use of the material. And maybe the material you create can even be useful to others to use and derive upon? If so, I'd be more than happy to add it to the resources page.
Individual contributions to the discussion forum are owned by their respective posters.
Overfishing.org - All content, unless stated otherwise, are Copyright 2007-2012 Pepijn Koster.