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3/4 of the world’s fisheries are exploited or depleted."General situation of world fish stocks". United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization
We could see fishless oceans by 2048.Worm, Boris, et al. "Impacts of Biodiversity Loss on Ocean Ecosystem Services". Science. Vol 314. 3 November 2006 Roach, John. "Seafood May Be Gone by 2048, Study Says". National Geographic News. November 2, 2006Montaigne, Fen. "Still Waters: The Global Fish Crisis". National Geographic
90-100 million tons of fish are pulled from our oceans each year."World Review of Fisheries and Aquaculture: Part 1". United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization
As many as 2.7 trillion animals are pulled from the ocean each year.Mood, A & Brooke, P. "Estimating the Number of Fish Caught in Global Fishing Each Year". July 2010"Fish count estimates". Fishcount.org.uk
For every 1 pound of fish caught, up to 5 pounds of unintended marine species are caught and discarded as by-kill."Discard and bycatch in Shrimp trawl fisheries". FAO: Fisheries and Aquaculture Department
As many as 40% (63 billion pounds) of fish caught globally every year are discarded.Keledjian, Amanda, et al. "Wasted Catch: Unsolved Problems in U.S. Fisheries". Oceana. March 2014Goldenberg, Suzanne. "America's nine most wasteful fisheries named". The Guardian. 20 March 2014
Scientists estimate as many as 650,000 whales, dolphins and seals are killed every year by fishing vessels.Keledjian, Amanda, et al. "Wasted Catch: Unsolved Problems in U.S. Fisheries". Oceana. March 2014Goldenberg, Suzanne. "America's nine most wasteful fisheries named". The Guardian. 20 March 2014
Fish catch peaks at 85 million tons."World Review of Fisheries and Aquaculture: Part 1". UN: Food and Argriculture Organization. 2012Pala, Christopher. "Official statistics understate global fish catch, new estimate concludes". Science. January 2016 Pauly, Daniel & Zeller, Dirk. "Catch reconstructions reveal that global marine fisheries catches are higher than reported and declining". Nature Communications. Vol. 7. 2016
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