China fish fact of the day

Currently the world's wild [fish] catch measures 170 billion pounds — the equivalent in weight to the entire human population of China, scooped up and sliced, sauteed, poached, baked and deep-fried, year in and year out, every single year.  This is a lot of fish — six times greater than the amount of fish we took from the ocean half a century ago.

That is from Paul Greenberg's Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food.


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