Caixin OnlineEnvironment Safety Nets for Fishing Nets
11.06.2012 19:10

Safety Nets for Fishing Nets

China's natural seafood supply is dropping but fisheries remain hesitant to adopt sustainable labeling schemes
By staff reporter Cui Zheng

(Beijing) -- There's a gulf between the fish catches of thirty years ago and today around the world. But in places like the Bohai Sea, the Zhoushan Islands and the Beibu Gulf, a fishing industry reeling in lighter and lighter nets has yet to reach for sustainable production labeling.

It isn't just the dearth of wild caught fish that has lead to environmental issues, but a massive boom in farmed fish. As the world's largest fish consumer and producer, the country accounts for roughly 60 percent of the world's total fish production.

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