Geneva (AFP) – Pollution, industrial fishing and climate change have killed off half of marine life in the last four decades, according to a WWF report released on Wednesday.
Species essential to global food supply — especially in poorer nations where fish provide essential dietary protein — were among the hardest hit, the conservation group’s Living Blue Planet Report said.
The family of fish that includes tuna and mackerel, for example, has declined by three quarters since 1970.
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