Global fish stocks are in even worse shape than we thought

Under-reporting of global fisheries poses a huge concern for the UN's Food & Agriculture Organization. Fish stocks are already severely depleted but research shows we are under-estimating how bad the state of the oceans are.

Fisheries biologist Daniel Pauly co-led a team of researchers at UBC's Sea Around Us Centre to involve scientists from over 273 countries to estimate global fish stocks. "What we have to do is rebuild stock by not catching much and if we do that and the stocks rebuild then we get more diversity, more resistance against changes, even against global warming." Pauly concludes. 

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