Gordon Feller: Op-ed: Can “precision fishing” save our ocean fisheries?

2/11/2020 - 07:58

..."According to the World Bank and FAO/United Nations, the world’s demand for fish is growing and current fishing practices are unsustainable in the long term. Globally, fish represent about 17 percent of animal protein supply and 7 percent of all protein for human consumption.  Although aquaculture solutions are being explored, it would still be difficult to feed over six billion people solely using farmed fish. The health of our oceans is even more important as the demand for fish continues to rise at a rate of two times the world’s population since 1961. With Earth’s population expected to grow to ten billion by 2050, rises in global fish demand are expected to continue, reaching 230 million tons at that same date."