lhowell

Could You Live without Sushi in New York City

In Environment, Overfishing, Sustainability on May 14, 2007 at 12:32 am

52% of fish stocks are fully exploited, which means that they are being fished at their maximum biological capacity. 24% are over exploited, depleted or recovering from depletion. 21% are moderately exploited. Is this similar to “global warming” where it is far enough in the future to not care today? Or is it even more compelling to start doing something now?

 

The diets of 2.6 billion people depend on fish as a source of animal protein. The diets of 2.6 billion people depend on fish as a source of animal protein. Only 3% of the world’s fish stocks are underexploited. 200 million people world-wide earn all or part of their income thanks to fishing and related activities. Do you care about this? Do you believe this is worth a discussion? What do you think?

 

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