For much of our history, fishing has been an essential part of mankind’s existence on this planet and one of our foremost food supplies. Before the mid 20th century, humans believed the oceans to be filled endlessly with fish; however, obviously, this is just not the case. Like many of our other resources on this planet, the oceans’ food supply has been dwindling, and it is the result of overfishing. Our yearly fish yields have been lower and lower every year for the past twenty years. There have been efforts to achieve better yields, such as in the case of which fishing companies have been upgrading their technologies and fisheries with new species, but none of them actually solve the problem of overfishing. With a huge human population of over 7 billion people and growing, there are a lot of mouths to be fed and just not enough fish to feed them. And our attempts to do so have led to overfishing, so clearly we have a problem. The question is how can we solve this problem? In doing so, one may want to first figure out what has been the extent of overfishing’s impact.