In order to illustrate how drastically things have changed with fish in this country, consider this: In 1970, farmed fish accounted for 6 percent of global seafood. In 2007 the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization estimates it stood at 44 percent. It is projected to reach over 50 percent in just a few short months.
Fish oil is an absolutely wonderful supplement to anyone’s diet. It’s health benefits are numerous and you’re smart to be taking them. But for those of you who take fish oil you may be interested to know that one-fourth to one-third of the world’s fish catch is landed in order to produce fish oil and fish meal. This depletes stocks of forage fish such as anchovies, sardines, and menhaden. In addition, the fish oil industry has doubled in the past decade. So unfortunately you may end up paying MUCH higher prices for fish oil in the near future.