Fish and shellfish farming was the world's fastest-growing food sector.


"WWF International said fish and shellfish farming was the world's fastest-growing food sector, worth more than $56 billion annually, and was set to overtake cattle ranching by the end of the current decade" "The Industry, which provides one third of the fish consumed globally has been allowed to grow unchecked, resulting in an increasing number of environmental problems," said the privately funded body, which has national sections in most countries."

Source: "Ecology Body Warns of Dangers from Fish Farms," www.planetark.org/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/21818/story.htm, 8/11/03.

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