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Global fish consumption has nearly doubled


People eat almost twice as much fish per capita as they did in 1960, according to a new report on fisheries from the UN Food and Agricultural Organization. Since there were only about 3 billion people on the planet back then, this means that aggregate fish consumption has soared.

The result is to tend to exacerbate the problem of overfishing which has already wiped out 96 percent of Pacific bluefin tuna.

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