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Plenty more fish in the sea?

It’s hard to imagine the damage over-fishing is wrecking on the oceans. But there is data out there. And when you visualise it, the results are shocking.

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This image shows the biomass of popularly-eaten fish in the North Atlantic Ocean in 1900 and in 2000. Popularly eaten fish include: bluefin tuna, cod, haddock, hake, halibut, herring, mackerel, pollock, salmon, sea trout, striped bass, sturgeon, turbot. Many of which are now vulnerable or endangered.

A visualization of the state of Atlantic fish stocks past and present for The Guardian. Commissioned by The Pew Charitable Trusts as part of European Fish Week

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Want to know which types of fish you should eat? Then this chart is very usefull


(via: Information is Beautiful)