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Do you Know Where Your Seafood Comes From?

That last tempura snapper dish we ate, where did that snapper come from? The prawns atop the weekday salad, where were they caught? The salmon we're excited to serve at Saturday's dinner party, is it from this side of the equator or the other? Questions we should ask but rarely do, and it's causing havoc on our oceans.

Seafood is the highest traded food and beverage commodity in the world (in 2013 it reached a whopping $130bn USD, followed by soybeans and wheat), and in 2007 we reached a historic high of annual fish consumption, at 17 kg per person worldwide (the equivalent of about 56 mackerel each per person), according to the UN Food and Agricultural Organisation.

Photo Credit: Bloom Association


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