Half Of Fish Consumed Globally Is Now Raised On Farms, Study Finds

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Un biologiste de la salmoniculture de Chanteuges nourrit, le 19 février 2002, des saumoneaux avant de les relâcher dans l’Allier. Ce lâché a pour but de restaurer la population de Saumon atlantiques dans les régions Loire et Allier. Le WWF a rendu public, le 2 juin 2001, un rapport dans lequel il relève que la population des saumons sauvages a diminué ces 18 dernières années de 75 %. France © AFP Photo

Aquaculture, once a fledgling industry, now accounts for 50 percent of the fish consumed globally, according to a new report by an international team of researchers. And while the industry is more efficient than ever, it is also putting a significant strain on marine resources by consuming large amounts of feed made from wild fish harvested from the sea, the authors conclude. Their findings are published in the Sept. 7 online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

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