Unique Database Details 5.8 trillion-ton Global Fishing Catch since 1950
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - April 13, 2017
A fisheries database created by an Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies (IMAS) researcher at the University of Tasmania, Australia, provides unprecedented insights into global fishing catches between 1950 and 2014.
During the 65 years covered by the records, fishers from 193 countries caught more than 5.8 trillion tons of fish from 1,443 species, including 892 million tons taken illegally and 629 million tons discarded at sea.
Featured in the latest edition of the Nature journal Scientific Data, the information was collated by Professor Reg Watson, who said it illustrated the finite nature of the global marine fishery. ...
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