Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Jack mackerel frenzy in the south Pacific

A new report by the Internationa Center for Investigative Journalism tells a sad story of overfishing in the South Pacific. Here's the overview:
As other fisheries are pushed to their limits, giant trawlers have moved southward toward the edge of Antarctica to catch what is left. For this finale of Looting the Seas, reporters from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists spent seven months on four continents to document how Asian, European and Latin American fleets have devastated fish stocks in the southern Pacific, once among the world’s richest waters. The stories were reported in collaboration with the investigative journalism centers IDL-Reporteros in Peru and CIPER in Chile. A documentary co-produced with London-based tve is planned to air on BBC World News TV in the spring.


Anonymous said...

Meanwhile, the biggest fishery in the world. on Peruvian anchoveta, is at all time highs in the same waters. But collapses make for much better stories.

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