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$10 billion worth of fish annually comes from a place other than where it was caught

A new study uses a novel computer model to show the enormous role that ocean currents play in transporting baby fish around the planet.

It shows the extent to which individual nations actually depend on the health of the ocean in far-flung nations for their economies and food security.

  • Emma Bryce
  • Anthropocene

Ninety percent of the world’s fish are caught within countries’ exclusive economic zones (EEZs), and so countries tend to manage fisheries along these national boundaries.

Yet, not much is known about where these fish originate from.

So the researchers on the new Science study developed a particle-tracking system to…

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