What you need to know
What product is virtually eaten by everyone without realizing it and is part of an industry that was meant to slow down the seas from running out of fish but it’s actually accelerating it?
Gambia, like many of its West African neighbors, has embraced the lucrative production of fishmeal. But the booming aquaculture industry, widely hailed by conservationists as the best hope for slowing ocean depletion, is polluting waters, decimating fish stocks, and threatening the lives of millions worldwide.
In this episode Ian Urbina will investigate the impact of fishmeal factories and foreign trawlers in West Africa, exposing how a fifth of all marine life pulled from the sea ends up ground up to feed farmed fish and why solutions meant to combat ocean depletion could be accelerating the problem.
Duration: 14 mins 02 sec
Filmmakers: Ed Ou and Fábio Nascimento
TNL Editor: Bryan Chou (@thenewslensintl)
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