Amount of Lost Catches in Africa

Due to illegal catching and poor governance, Africa losses up to one million tons of fish each year, according to the Director of the Fisheries Center at the University of British Columbia in Canada.

The amount of fish lost in Africa represents 10 percent of total global losses.

Losing one million tons of fish is equivalent to losing 10 million cows per year.

(See more economic impact from unregulated fishing.)

Source:  “Africa Loses One Million Tonnes of Fish Yearly Due to Illegal Fishing,” AllAfrica, October 25, 2012.