Thursday, March 17, 2005

U.N.: Half of world's fish stocks 'fully exploited'

MSNBC - U.N.: Half of world's fish stocks 'fully exploited': "Stock depletion has implications for food security and economic development, reduces social welfare in countries around the world and undermines the well being of underwater ecosystems, Ichiro Nomura, FAO Assistant Director General for Fisheries said.
FAO forecast total world consumption of fish may increase by more than 25 percent to 179 million metric tons by 2015, underscoring the urgent need to rebuild depleted stocks.
It said seven of the top 10 marine fish species are already fully exploited or over-exploited, including Chilean jack mackerel, Alaska pollock, Japanese anchovy and blue whiting."


See also Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations ( FAO)

Fish Stocks at Environmental Network News

Environmental Magazine

World Water Shortage from USA Today

Meat eaters soak up the world's water- Guardian

BBC Water Scarcity Crisis

Stockholm International Water Institute Eat less meat to save water - BBC

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