Overfishing is a global problem, and China is responsible for a large chunk of it. Population growth and increasing wealth among the Chinese have pushed the country’s government-subsidized fishermen to extend their reach, depleting supplies near the shores of other nations. This practice greatly impacts the lives of those dependent on fishing for income and food in places like Senegal.
“We are facing an unprecedented crisis,” says Alassane Samba, former head of Senegal’s oceanic research institute. “If things keep going the way they are, people will have to eat jellyfish to survive.”
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Source: The New York Times