GLOBAL EYE – Here’s how fishing stifles the ocean’s ability to capture carbon (Harrison Tasoff, Futurity, World Economic Forum)

  • When fish die naturally, their bodies and the carbon they contain sink to the depths of the ocean.
  • Yet when fished, this carbon is released into the atmosphere as CO2.
  • As the world has overlooked the ability of fish to act as a natural carbon sink, scientists now estimate carbon emissions from fishing are 25% higher than previously believed.