10 Jul '18, 5pm

One-third of fish caught never gets eaten

One-third of fish caught never gets eaten

The latest report on the state of the world's fisheries paints a depressing picture of the seafood industry. Did you know that one-third of all fish caught never makes it to a dinner plate? According to the latest report on the state of the world's fisheries , released yesterday by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), a shocking 35 percent of global catches gets thrown overboard or rots before eating. This is a sobering number, considering the detrimental environmental impact of much of the world's fisheries, as well as the many people suffering from lack of food. The Guardian reports : "About a quarter of these losses are bycatch or discards, mostly from trawlers, where unwanted fish are thrown back dead because they are too small or an unwanted species. But most of the losses are due to a lack of knowledge or equipment, such as refrigeration or ice-makers, n...

Full article: https://www.treehugger.com/green-food/one-third-fish-caug...

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