African Fisheries Plundered by Foreign Fleets

Posted In Ecosystem Destruction, News
Jul
2

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Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care.

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A study to determine how much fish had been taken out of the world’s oceans since 1950 in order to better avoid depleting the remaining populations of fish, found that the global catch was 40 percent higher than officially reported.

Examinations of illegal fishing determined that Spain, whose seafood consumption is double the European average, steals more fish than any other nation, followed by China and Japan…

Read Full Article, IPS News

30 percent of global fish catch is unreported, study finds, Science Daily (01-20-2016)
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…

Tribunal Ruling Could Dent “Monster Boat” Trawling in West African Waters, IPS News (04-19-2015)

Mega Trawlers Emptying African Seas, Guardian UK (04-02-2012)
West African waters have been subject to overfishing for decades, the effects of which are being felt by protesting local communities. Trawlers have a disastrous impact with their ability to make massive catches in an area with already declining fish stocks, destroying both African fisheries and the local fishing industry…

Greenpeace protests against EU subsidised plunder of West African Waters, Greenpeace (03-02-2012)

West African Communities Rally Against Monster Boats, Greenpeace (09-10-2013)

Chinese Foreign Fisheries Catch 12 Times More Than Reported, Study Shows; Science Daily (04-03-2013)

Super trawlers and bycatch: the true story, Greenpeace (08-30-2012)

The World’s Tuna and Mackerel Populations Are in a “Catastrophic” Decline, Quartz (09-17-2015)

Nearly Half of U.S. Seafood Supply is Wasted, Study Shows, Science Daily (09-25-2015)
As much as 47 percent of the edible US seafood supply is lost each year, mainly from consumer waste, new research suggests…

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