Fact Checks

These posts were motivated by various misinformation floating around the internet.

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Fishing Down the Food Chain?

The mean trophic level of the world’s catch is not declining and the underlying theory that we begin fisheries by catching large valuable fish is incorrect. Lower trophic-level species like abalone and oysters are more likely to collapse from fishing pressure.

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Large Fish in the Ocean

Large fish in the ocean like tunas and billfishes are highly sought-after and compose some of the most valuable fisheries in the world. The majority of tuna and billfish fisheries are sustainable.

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