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Published 8 May 2017
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ASSOC PROF STEPHEN WING
We use the marine environment for food. People go out fishing, and they collect fish and shellfish and different organisms for food, and this has occurred on relatively small scales through history. But through the advent of commercial fishing, the amount of food being taken out of the ocean has risen, and increasingly, it’s been more fish being removed than the populations can replace, and so there have been some examples of large stocks of fish that have collapsed under too much exploitation going on.