World’s Fisheries Overfished

Jack mackerel

Ninety percent of fisheries around the world are threatened or depleted, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. This affects lives and livelihoods worldwide, particularly in the developing world.

China’s aggressive expansion of fishing practices, including illegal ones, is exacerbating the problem, The New York Times reported. Read the full article here.

Caption: A school of jack mackerel. (Photo Credit: Richard Ling)

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