According to an UNO report, fish consumption has dramatically increased all over the world over the past 50 years, due to intensive aquaculture.
The consumption of fish was a lot less in the past than what it is today. In 1960, it was about 10 kilograms per person and today it is around 19 kilograms per person. This has almost doubled in the past 50 years.
The increase is not due to hunting and fishing in the sea, it has remained stable since 2010 at about 80 million tonnes. It is because of fish farming, which is estimated at over 90 million tonnes in 2012.
China is the world’s largest producer of fish. Fish is the primary source of food for about 10-12% of the world’s population, which is about 60 million people located mostly on the Asian continent.
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