30 percent of global fish catch is unreported, study finds

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Jan
20

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Countries drastically underreport the number of fish caught worldwide, according to a new study, and the numbers obscure a significant decline in the total catch.

The new estimate, released in Nature Communications, puts the annual global catch at roughly 109 million metric tons, about 30 per cent higher than the 77 million officially reported in 2010 by more than 200 countries and territories. This means that 32 million metric tons of fish goes unreported every year, more than the weight of the entire population of the United States…

Read Full Article, Science Daily

Original Study: “Catch reconstructions reveal that global marine fisheries catches are higher than reported and declining,”Nature Communications

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