10 Jan '18, 11am

World Leaders Ban Arctic Fishing in Favor of More Environmental Research

Aquaculture — what is commonly referred to as domestic fish farming — is a booming business these days. Still, it hasn’t lessened the warnings from scientists that we may be rapidly over-fishing the world’s wild fish stocks. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, the world’s appetite for seafood has been increasing in recent years, encouraged by better technology and larger commercial fishing fleets. In 2014 commercial fleets recorded capturing 93.4 million tons of seafood, more than double what fisheries reported a mere four decades ago. But commercial fishing is also receiving a boost from climate change, which has allowed fleets to access waters in Arctic and Antarctic regions that were once considered inaccessible under the regions’ thick ice, which is now melting. That’s alarmed scientists, many of whom have been calling for a moratorium on Arctic fishing...

Full article: https://www.triplepundit.com/2018/01/world-leaders-ban-ar...

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