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China is the largest producer of seafood products in the world, and Japan and the U.S. are the largest importers of seafood products in the world. Over three fourths of the seafood consumed in the U.S. is imported from other countries. In 2009, 5.5 billion pounds of edible fishery products valued at $14.8 billion were imported into the U.S.
Federal scientists say the move is necessary to prevent a further decline in the codfish population, which is 97 percent below what they consider a sustainable level.
“catch share management.”
This made it possible for people to buy and sell fishing quotas, giving larger ships (and companies) the ability to catch much more than they previously could
originally posted by: ~Lucidity
And then Monsanto or China or someone will slide in with GMO, farm-raised faux cod. And so it goes.
The biotechnology industry says it has genetically modified a fish that grows at twice the normal rate, so it can get to market sooner and make more money, faster. But this dangerous lab experiment is all hype and full of downsides to consumers, salmon growers and the environment.
If approved, GM salmon would be the first “transgenic” animal allowed into our food supply. It’s also unlikely that it would have to be labeled, so you might not even know you’re eating it.
originally posted by: Meldionne1
Doesn't macdonalds use cod for their fish fillet sand which, and Burger King? Red lobster, or golden coral? I remember seeing cod fish ona commercial and thinking how they will kill the cod population.....maybe they are fishing out all the cod....too bad. I feel for the maine fisherman who now have no income!
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