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Thursday, January 21, 2016

21/01/2016: Study: Global fish catches much higher than previously thought

http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2016/160119/ncomms10244/full/ncomms10244.html
Image: Challiyil Eswaramangalath Pavithran Vipin
Until now, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation has often been considered the place to go for reliable figures about just how much of the planet's resources we have been using.

A paper published in Nature on Tuesday would appear to call such a view into question. A ten-year study taking into account such things as sport and unregulated fishing has reconstructed data that look truly terrifying. If these data are correct, our true catch size has been fifty percent greater than the FAO's figure.

Read the full paper in Nature HERE.


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