Events & Media

June 16, 2016

NATURE Article Predicts Decreasing Fish Counts Will Cause Malnutrition
Poor nations will be hit hardest

Overfishing in the world's oceans has led to smaller catches. That could mean more malnutrition, particularly in the developing world, where regulation and enforcement are weak, much of the farmed seafood is exported, and hundreds of millions of people depend on seafood for protein and important micronutrients required for human health.

In a comment piece published June 16 in the journal Nature, Bren professor Ben Halpern and several co-authors calculate that declining numbers of marine fish will lead to increased malnutrtion among those poor nations.

Read the article.