Inventing Fish

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    World fisheries are in crisis, with many species pushed to the edge of extinction. The current system is a recipe for disaster: demand is up; external suppliers operate outside of management regimes; sustainability seems an impossibility. In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill will discuss inadequate and controversial management regulations and a new approach called “catch shares” which aim to establish incentives to promote the long-term sustainability of fish stocks. And he will introduce an imaginative concept by some marine-based companies to utilize 100% of every fish caught: for supplements, food products, medical products, clothing, and more, thereby increasing the return of an existing resource.

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Frozen tuna in the hold of a fishing ship.
Alex Hofford | Greenpeace |

Frozen tuna is seen in the hold of the Chinese ship 'Heng Xing 1' in an area of international waters near the exclusive economic zone of Indonesia. The mainland Chinese-owned vessel, which is Hong Kong-registered and Cambodian-flagged, was caught illegally trans-shipping frozen tuna from a Philippine fishing vessel and two other Indonesian vessels in the Pacific high seas. 2012.