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No groundfish stock is overfished or undergoing overfishing.
Great Lakes' native lake trout populations were dwindling, overfished by commercial fishermen and preyed upon by invasive sea lampreys, an eel-like fish with a sharp-toothed suction mouth that looks like something straight out of the Alien movie.
With Chinese waters overfished, most would have come from North Korean waters in the Yellow Sea, one trader said.
Fresh sardines are also touted as a sustainable fish choice, preferable to larger fish that are higher on the food chain, such as tuna and swordfish, which are overfished and have high mercury levels.
The most popular fish for poke is ahi tuna, which is overfished in certain regions of the world.
Bloomberg QuickTake explains the looming crisis of overfishing our oceans.
Activists argue the shark is overfished and should be released when caught.
Red snapper are easy to catch and fishing pressure can become severe due to the value of the fish, so the species can be quickly overfished without proper management.
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