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World fisheries hotspots, 2004

World fisheries hotspots, 2004

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Uploaded 25 Feb 2012 by GRID-Arendal
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The World’s most productive fishing grounds are confined to major hotspots, less than 10% of the World oceans. The maps shows annual catch (tonnes per km2) for the World’s oceans. Notice the strong geographic concurrence of continental shelves, upwelling and primary productivity and the amount of fish caught by fisheries.
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