As global per-capita fish consumption hits all-time high, UN warns on overharvesting

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Jul
9

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Discarded fishes. Photograph: © SAF – Coastal Care

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A new report from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) shows that while growth in aquaculture has helped drive global per capita fish consumption above 20 kilograms a year for the first time, almost a third of commercial fish stocks are now overharvested at biologically unsustainable levels…

Read Full Article, UN (07-07-2016)

UN: Global fish consumption per capita hits record high; BBC News (07-07-2016)

Overfishing is as big a threat to humanity as it is to our oceans, Guardian UK (02-16-2016)
There has never been a more urgent time for seafood businesses and fishing nations to make a commitment to sustainability. The world’s oceans are in trouble, with marine life plummeting and the people who are dependent on the sea for income and food left increasingly vulnerable…

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

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

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

Billions in Subsidies Prop up Unsustainable Overfishing, IPS (11-08-2012)
Calls are mounting for the world’s big fishing powers to stop subsidising international fleets that use destructive methods like bottom trawling in foreign coastal waters..

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…

Farmed Fish Consumption At Record High, UN Report Reveals; Guardian UK (05-19-2014)

Half of all farmed fish have hearing loss due to deformed ears bones; Newsweek (04-28-2016)
New research suggests the way we raise fish in farms and hatcheries could be causing harmful changes to their bodies…

Farmed salmon are different at DNA level than wild salmon in hundreds of ways; Oregon State University (02-18-2016)

Fish Farms Cause Rapid Sea-Level Rise, Nature (08-16-2013)

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