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Florida’s reefs have been badly damaged over the years, not just by climate change but by more direct human assaults, like overfishing that disturbs the ecological balance.
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.
No groundfish stock is overfished or undergoing overfishing.
Bloomberg QuickTake explains the looming crisis of overfishing our oceans.
The most popular fish for poke is ahi tuna, which is overfished in certain regions of the world.
Activists argue the shark is overfished and should be released when caught.
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