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Overfishing is expected to decimate global fish populations by 2050, scientists warn. And according to a study published in June in the journal Science, the fishing industry is also a major human rights violator. The researchers noted the industry is only profitable “with government subsidies or if they use forced labor—slavery.”  The Associated Press won a Pulitzer […]
National Geographic explorer, marine biologist, and oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle is urging people to eat less seafood and look to sustainable vegan alternatives instead. Speaking at The Good Food Conference in California last week, Earle discussed the future of seafood with Liz Specht, a Senior Scientist at The Good Food Institute. Drawing on her experience as a National Geographic […]
The northern Indian state of Uttarakhand has become the first to ban catch-and-release fishing, otherwise known as angling, Hindustan Times reports. Going forward, the act of catch-and-release fishing, which involves snagging fish by the mouth using hooks and then releasing them back, is outlawed in rivers and streams in both protected forest areas and tiger reserves. “Angling is a […]
An increased trade tariff by China could result in the end of America’s shark fin industry. In the ever-increasing severe trade wars between China and the U.S., the Asian country recently introduced a 25 percent increased tariff on all shark fin and other seafood items, agricultural exports, and cars coming from the U.S. While shark fins […]

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