Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation’s Science without Borders® Challenge is an international art competition that engages students to promote the need to preserve, protect, and restore the world’s oceans and aquatic resources.
The Science without Borders® Challenge was created to get students and teachers interested in ocean conservation through various forms of art. This annual contest inspires students to be creative while learning about important ocean conservation issues. The SWB Challenge is open to primary and secondary school students 11-19 years old, with scholarships of up to $500 awarded to the winning entries.
The deadline for entry into this year’s Science without Borders® Challenge is Monday, April 25, 2016.
COPPA Form (required for applicants under 13 years old)
The film will meet scientists who are trying to level the playing field for small-scale fishermen and those who depend on the sea for their livelihood. It will span the globe to find out how many fish we catch and discover how Dr. Pauly’s work could lead to the greatest shake up ever of world fisheries.
The ocean is the only source of animal protein for millions of people on the planet. It also creates jobs through fishing, tourism, and recreation. All of this is at risk from overfishing, the removal of too many marine organisms from the sea (including plants and invertebrates, not just fish). If fish stocks are not able to reproduce enough to replace the fish we catch, the population will decrease over time.
This year’s theme, “Fishing Under the Radar” specifically refers to IUU fishing (illegal, unreported, and unregulated). The reason Daniel Pauly’s work is so challenging is due to IUU fishing, since it is not accounted for in official fish harvesting numbers. He believes that if you included all IUU fishing from around the world, yearly catch figures would be 60-70% higher than we currently record.