Wait, So How Much of the Ocean Is Actually Fished? 4%, Not 55% say UW Researchers
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [The Atlantic] by Ed Yong - September 11, 2018
One prominent study said 55 percent, its critics say 4 percent, and they both used the same data.
How much of the world’s oceans are affected by fishing? In February, a team of scientists led by David Kroodsma from the Global Fishing Watch published a paper that put the figure at 55 percent—an area four times larger than that covered by land-based agriculture. The paper was widely covered, with several outlets leading with ...
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