Fish stock declining figures under debate

02/05/2011 / Kaj

33 percent of all stocks are over-exploited and up to 13 percent of all stocks have collapsed says in a new study from Two University of Washington scientists have just published a study in the journal Conservation Biology.

It’s not that fisheries are in great shape, said Trevor Branch, the lead author of the new study; it’s just that they are not as badly off as has been widely believed. In 2006, a study in the journal Science predicted a general collapse in global fisheries by 2048 if nothing were done to stem the decline.

Read more in the Herald Tribune and The New York Times

 

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