Incorrect statistics create 'false impression' of global increase

(02/09/18)

in fish catch

Fisheries statistics from different countries have been giving a false impression that more and more fish are caught, when reality indicates that global marine catches have been declining on average by around 1.2 million tonnes per year since 1996, concludes a study from Sea Around Us.

The investigation carried out by the research initiative at the University of British Columbia and the University of Western Australia, published in Marine Policy, shows a decline on fish catches. However, FAO claims that catches have been more or less ‘stable’ since the 1990s...................................


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