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Factbox: Fish consumption hits a peak, but is it sustainable?


By Thin Lei WinROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A third of the world's oceans are overfished, with fish consumption at a record high, according to report published on Monday by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.Here are some facts and figures from the report:-- Global fish production peaked at about 171 million tonnes in 2016, 47 percent of it from fish farming. - Stocks fished within sustainable levels declined to 66.9 percent in 2015, from 90 percent in 1974. - Levels of underfished stocks also decreased steadily from 1974 to 2015 and now stand at 7 percent of ...

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First Published: Mon, July 09 2018. 16:44 IST