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Uploaded on Saturday 25 Feb 2012
Global fisheries stock
Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
The graphic compares biomass to fish mortality to summarize the amount of exploitation on fish stocks globally. Fish is considered important to human diet, but roughly two-thirds of the world’s major stocks are now fished at or beyond their capacity. Another 6 % is completely depleted.