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More than half the world’s oceans are being hit by ‘industrial fishing’
February 24th, 2018
Commercial fishing covers more than 55 percent of the ocean’s surface, a new study has revealed in a potentially worrying sign about the depletion of marine resources. Fish from the wild do not currently contribute a significant portion of human caloric consumption, but “the footprint of industrial fishing in the ocean is over four times larger than the land area occupied by agriculture,” researchers said in a paper published by the journal Science on Thursday. […]
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