China’s lack of Fish Management

China loves fish. However, due to lack of management they have decimated many of their wild populations. Governmental policies in  China have  largely neglected environmental issues. Many  dams have been built, waters polluted and/or  fished out. As a result  fisherman now have  to focus there efforts in international waters.

China consumes four times as much fish as America does. Therefore they have had to innovate to successfully  acquire enough fish for their growing population. This innovation has largely been in the way of fish farming. As many as 14 million people are now employed in aquaculture. For the Chinese, fish is an important staple but without a new push to protect their remaining wild species, even fish farming may not be able to keep up with demand.

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