Friday, April 11, 2008

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Experts warn that world fisheries are in danger

04/11/1908 - (Periden Digital / EFE) .-

Increased ocean temperatures, pollution and overfishing has endangered marine life and fishing , as has been asserted by the experts participating in the Conference
Global Ocean, Coasts and Islands held in Hanoi (Vietnam).

As reported during the conference Hanoi, these three problems are common in marine ecosystems of 64 specialists who have studied and are the main reasons that 75% of fish stocks gone.

Rapid heating

The report notes that in 16 of the 64 sea areas studied "the accelerated warming is two to four times higher than the average that established the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 2007. "

is in the seas of the Baltic and South China, especially in its northern waters that lap the coast of China and the Korean peninsula, where there has been a further increase in temperature during the last quarter century, according to that report.

During the conference, which ended today after four days of sessions, the experts focused on identifying measures to mitigate the risks to marine ecosystems.

Asia needs biological rest

recommended especially to countries in Asia, whose sea is captured over 70% of world production fish, to follow the example of other developed nations imposed closed seasons each year for some marine species.

During the last decade, conflicts between Asian fishing fleets have increased in number and intensity due to the decline of fish stocks.

Too many boats to catch fewer fish and catch them venture often beyond the maritime boundary, is a global problem that is worse in Asia, home to six of the nations of the world's most dependence on fishing, a livelihood for a hundred million people, most of them LDCs developed.

While modernizing the Asian fishing fleets, particularly those of China, Japan and South Korea, also grow to meet the increased demand for fish. The United Nations Organization for Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that demand for fish in the Chinese market will grow to 2030 by 84% and 60% in the countries of South Asia.


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