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Overfishing’s lasting damage

Overfishing’s lasting damage

University of Maine has produced research which shines new light on the problem of overfishing.

According to the study, removal of a species integral to a specific ecosystem reshuffles its entire composition, which often makes it impossible for fish populations to bounce back.

New findings could have ‘devastating implications’ for the world’s growing food demand, given humanity’s dependance on fish as a primary source of protein, as well as broader population growth estimates.

Quartz article

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