Every time wild-caught fish is bought at a restaurant, store, or waterfront dock, there is a 1 in 5 chance that it was caught outside of the law. Illegal and unreported fishing worldwide accounts for up to 26 million metric tons of fish annually, worth up to $23.5 billion. This equates to more than 1,800 pounds of wild-caught fish stolen from the seas every second. With nearly 90 percent of the world’s fisheries fully exploited or overexploited, it is more critical than ever…
Illegal fishing plagues the Pacific Ocean. Here’s how to end it
This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jim Leape, William and Eva Price Senior Fellow, Woods Institute; Co-Director,…
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