28 December 2012

• The Great Menhaden [Bunker] Debate Continues


“They focused on a claim by the Pew Environment Group that ‘In recent years, menhaden numbers along our coast have plummeted by 90 percent.’ While I admit I am not familiar with specific details of menhaden population trends, anyone who has paid any attention at all to the ocean knows that we’re overfishing at alarming rates.

"According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, approximately 1/3 of all global fisheries are depleted or overexploited, many by more than the 90% referenced for menhaden. Shockingly, PolitiFact called the claim by Pew ‘mostly false.’ Their reasoning for this ruling is even more ridiculous than the ruling itself:”

Source: SouthernFriedScience.com


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