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Putting an end to billions in fishing subsidies could improve fish stocks and ocean health

Industrial fishing trawlers stocking up on unsustainable quantities of fish. (Shutterstock) Daniel Skerritt, University of British Columbia Global fish catches are fluctuating near the highest levels ever reported, while the fraction of fish stocks that are sustainable has never been lower. Nevertheless, governments spent US$22 billion of public money on harmful fisheries subsidies in 2018. These harmful subsidies fund the …

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