Pacific countries inshore seafood harvest is unsustainable | Pacific Beat

Pacific countries inshore seafood harvest is unsustainable

Pacific countries inshore seafood harvest is unsustainable

Updated 28 February 2013, 18:35 AEST

As interpol acts against fish poaching in the open ocean the region's premier fisheries research organisation is warning that many of the Pacific's inshore areas are being exposed to unsustainable fishing.

People living in urban areas have watched in dismay as their fish catches dwindled.

The Secretariat of the Pacific Community says invertebrate species are also being seriously affected.

Jemima Garrett asked Lindsay Chapman, Head of the SPC's Coastal Fisheries Program, which species are being hardest hit.

Presenter: Jemima Garrett

Speaker: Lindsay Chapman, Head of the SPC's Coastal Fisheries Program

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