Media Fails Again on Fisheries Data; New Maps Don't Show Intensification of Fishing – Hilborn
SEAFOODNEWS by John Sackton - February 26, 2018
The lead article in Science this week, picked up in numerous publications, highlighted data from the AIS vessel tracking system to show the global impact of industrial fishing.
The authors state that vessels are now fishing in 55% of the world’s oceans, which is an area four times larger than occupied by onshore agriculture.
The immediate popular conclusion was that this shows immense overfishing, and Oceana was quoted saying “That means we're putting more pressure...
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