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Pollutants causing Nile fishery to grow dramatically

While many of the world’s fisheries are in serious decline, the coastal Mediterranean fishery off the Nile Delta has expanded dramatically since the 1980s, thanks to sewage and fertilizer run-off which has caused an explosion in fish numbers. According to Autumn Oczkowski, a researcher at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography, 60 […]

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One-third of world’s fish catches being needlessly used as animal feed

An alarming new study in the Annual Review of Environment and Resources contends that fully one-third of the world’s marine fish catches are ground up and fed to farm-raised fish, pigs, and poultry. The researchers involved say that this squandering of “forage fish” (anchovies, sardines, menhaden, and other small- to medium-sized fish) is rapidly worsening […]

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