Is There a Sustainability Difference Between Freshwater and Saltwater Fish?


Overfishing happens everywhere: local streams, the Great Lakes, and the sea. Both saltwater and freshwater harvests have increased dramatically in recent decades and show no signs of abating. As one species is overfished, fishers turn their efforts toward those that remain.

Sustainability efforts place a lot of focus on ocean stocks — but waterways are connected, so issues such as pollution, invasive species, and climate change affect all aquatic life.

This was excerpted from “How to Find Sustainable Seafood” which was published in the June 2022 issue of Experience Life.


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