Gone Fishing And Climate Change

by Nicholastank2 on April 11, 2018 - 11:28am

Compared to 1990, in 2011 there was an 60% increase in the amount of crustacean caught and represented the greatest growth in the fishing industry. This increase in caught shrimped has led to a huge increase in the amount of CO2 emitted by boats capturing crustacean, by about 28% between 1990 and 2011. This has been attributed to a decrease in the cost of gas. The catching of crustacean only accounts for 6% percent of tonnage by the fishing industry but emits  22% of all CO2 by the industry. This is due to the very high inefficiencies of catching crustaceans due to high drag leading to a rapid use of fuel. This means that our love of crustaceans is leading to rapid increase in C02 produced by the fishing industry


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