Study Shows Popular Fish Consumed in Hong Kong under Serious Threat
By Winky Leung- Published on November 3, 2015 by GHC Asia
November 3, 2015 -- A new study on the future of fish in the South China Sea reveals that key species consumed in Hong Kong are under serious threat from overfishing and habitat destruction, and unless immediate action is taken it will be too late.
Some of the topline findings of the study, Boom or Bust, The Future of Fish in the South China Sea, show that some marine resources have been fished down to as low as 5 per cent compared to the 1950s, with others reduced to just 10 percent of their populations since the mid-1990s. Even in more remote fishing locations, catch rates have declined 3 to 4 times over the past two decades.