Aussie researchers develop database detailing fish caught since 1950
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AUSTRALIAThursday, April 13, 2017SYDNEY - Australian researchers have compiled an unparalleled database detailing the

 

AUSTRALIA
Thursday, April 13, 2017
 

SYDNEY - Australian researchers have compiled an unparalleled database detailing the 5.8 trillion tonnes of global fishing since 1950.

The database, created by the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) at the University of Tasmania, was based on more than 867 million fishing records from 1950 to 2014.

During the 65 years covered by the records, fishers from 193 countries caught 5.8 trillion tonnes of fish from 1443 different species, 892 million tonnes of which was taken illegally.

Source: Asia and Pacific Edition News


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