More than 50% of the fishing stocks are operating at their maximum limit, while around 30% are overexploited, depleted or recovering according to FAO information.
Not a recent problem. Already in the 1970s, around 50% of the traditional fishing stocks in continental shelves were considered at their maximum sustainable level, or fully exploited. This led to the migration of the fleets to exploit deeper waters in the 1980s and 1990s. [...]
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