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One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish: what are the implications of commercial fishing? Back of a Napkin

The expansion of industrial fishing practices around the world has contributed to the devastation of marine environments; This has had the greatest implications on biodiversity and global warming. How can we mitigate the environmental impacts of industrial fishing? Have we already passed the point of no return? Join us as we dive into these issues and explore breakthroughs within the scope of these problems. We will be speaking to Dr. Daniel Pauly, a French-born marine biologist, known for his work in studying human impacts on global fisheries and a professor at the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries at the University of British Columbia. In this week’s episode, we will be discussing the impacts of certain fishing techniques on international markets and livelihoods, how gathering data on fish length has developed an encyclopedia of more than 30,000 fish species, and the effects of the pandemic compared to global warming. Interested in learning more? To answer that question, grab a pen, take out a napkin, and join us on our podcast at backofanapkin.org to gain access to all the episodes. Check out Dr. Pauly’s work at oceans.ubc.ca/daniel-pauly. Let us know of any questions you would like to see answered next!
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