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Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
Uploaded on Tuesday 21 Feb 2012
Estimated global marine fish catch, 1950 -2001
Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Fishing production dramatically increase through the century peaking in late 1980s. At this time there were major declines in several fish populations in different areas of the world. The catch reported by governments is in some cases adjusted to correct for likely errors in data.