ICYMI: 27% of ocean fish caught become fishmeal or fish oil

Written by on March 14, 2017 in Marine Life

“In fact, of the some 20 million metric tons of fish caught annually around the world for uses other than eating, 90 percent are fish that are perfectly good to eat, such as sardines, anchovies, and herring, a new study finds.”

Read the full article in ScienceNews: Most fish turned into fishmeal are species that we could be eating

Seafood counter. Photo credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/gleam26/2480179121/">st_gleam</a> via <a href="http://photopin.com">photopin</a> <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/">cc</a>.

Seafood counter. Photo credit: st_gleam via photopin cc.

About the Author

About the Author: Emily Tripp is the Publisher and Editor of MarineScienceToday.com. She holds marine science and biology degrees from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and a Master of Advanced Studies degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. When she's not writing about marine science, she's probably running around outside or playing with her dog. .

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