As a re­sult:

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• 53% of the world’s fish­eries are fully ex­ploited, and 32% are over­ex­ploited, de­pleted, or re­cov­er­ing from de­ple­tion.

• Most of the top ten ma­rine fish­eries, ac­count­ing for about

30% of all cap­ture fish­eries pro­duc­tion, are fully ex­ploited or

over­ex­ploited. • As many as 90% of all the ocean’s large fish have been

fished out.

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