What’s yours is mine: Wealthy countries get their fish from poorer countries’ waters

Coastal communities in developing countries cannot be food secure because 78% of fishing in their Exclusive Economic Zones is by vessels of rich nations, a new study shows. A whopping 97% of all high seas industrial fishing comes from developed nation’s vessels. The new study reveals the global dominance of industrial fishing by wealthy nations.

http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/4/8/eaau2161

Author: Dr. Nirmal Shah

Nirmal is a well-known and a passionate personality in the Seychelles environmental and sustainability scene having an encyclopedic knowledge of Seychelles biodiversity as well as a wealth of experience in environment management. He has worked in senior positions in the parastatal, government, private and NGO sectors and consulted for international organizations such as the World Bank, IUCN, UNEP, Sida and UNESCO. He has appeared on CNN, BBC, Radio France, PBS, NBC, ABC, SABC and others

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