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Ocean fish stocks to plummet as people quit meat & choose seafood instead by Sally Ho November 10,2020   |  Source: green queen

As more people begin to lower their meat consumption, many are choosing to eat fish instead – a trend that will alarmingly speed up the rate at which our oceans will be completely depleted. Current projections say that the world’s stocks of fish will collapse by 2050, making food solutions such as alternative proteins even more vital to prevent a fisheries and environmental disaster. Rising demand for seafood will also exacerbate other damaging impacts of the fishing industry, from carbon emissions to plastic pollution.

Speaking at the Latin American Summit for Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture held on October 29, Arlin Wasserman, founder and managing director of food consultancy Changing Tastes predicts that seafood consumption in the U.S. is poised to undergo major growth as more people choose to lower their meat intake.

Over the past year, the country has imported over US$22 billion of fish and seafood products, making up an eighth of every single dollar purchase of seafood globally – representing a tripling in figures within a 25 year period. Set to “continue to grow even despite the Covid-19 pandemic,” Wasserman said the “forecast is that it will continue to do so steadily for many years to come.”

The major driver of the upward trend for seafood

 

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