News of the WeekFISHERY SCIENCE

Poor to Feel Pinch of Rising Fish Prices

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Science  08 Nov 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5596, pp. 1154
DOI: 10.1126/science.298.5596.1154

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TOKYO-- The first major attempt to project global supply and demand for fish has confirmed that rising prices are likely to drive fish out of the reach of growing numbers of poor people who rely on the sea for their protein. But, with several fisheries on the verge of collapse, some analysts believe that the study's dire projections might in fact be too rosy.