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Imagine if Spaniards only ate fish from their own waters. Yesterday, Spain ran out of its own fish stocks, and now will have to depend on imports from other countries - for the rest of the year.

Bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) seen from outside the net in a tuna cage. Malta. Marviva Med Mediterranean Expedition. June 2008May 8th marked Fish Dependence Day in Spain, about two months ahead of Fish Dependence Day for the entire EU. Alarmingly, these dates are arriving earlier every year. Meaning that, because our own stocks are being over-fished, we have become increasingly dependent on foreign imports. While our grocery shelves are stocked with seemingly endless supplies of fresh, glistening fish, about half of the fish available in the EU comes from other countries – not a good sign for the health of our global fisheries.

Ecoalf has supported Oceana’s campaign in the Baltic by donating recycled-fabric bags.

Special thanks to Ecoalf for their in-kind donation that will be used during the international organization’s expedition in the Baltic.

After years of research and significant investment in R&D, Ecoalf has launched the 1st generation of products 100% made out of recycled and recyclable materials, such as illegal driftnets.

It´s widely known that whales are among the largest animals on earth. But what other giants lie beneath the surface of the seas? Unlike giant animals roaming on land such as elephants and hippos, it´s trickier to explore the vast and immense oceans - and so much remains undiscovered.

Nevertheless, scientists have encountered a few surprising giants of the sea, including the aptly named whale shark. The world´s largest living fish can measure up to an intimidating13 m, but  this gentle filter-feeder mostly eats plankton.