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Humans have been fishing for more than 100,000 years, and until c. 1900 most fishing practices were sustainable. During the last 100 years almost every corner of the oceans have been heavily impacted by modern industrial fishing. The amount of wild caught fish peaked in 1980, but due to the rapidly emerging aquacultural sector, total production of fish has now (2011) doubled.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability : Vol. 9. Afro-Eurasia: Assessing Sustainability
EditorsLouis Kotzé, Stephen Morse
Place of PublicationGreat Barrington, Massachusetts
PublisherBerkshire Publishing Group
Publication date1 Dec 2012
ISBN (Print)978-1-933782-01-0
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012

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