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Wild fish face an uncertain future; worsening pollution by plastics may be the only certainty

AQUACULTURE PERSPECTIVES BY BILL MANCI

I watched with great interest as David Pogue, a frequent contributor to CBS’s Sunday Morning program, presented a story recently about plastics in the oceans – specifically the Pacific Ocean and an area called the North Pacific Gyre which stretches from Asia to North America.

Actually, there are five similar areas in the world’s oceans – two in the Pacific, two in the Atlantic, and one in the Indian Ocean.

While I do not claim to fully appreciate the toxicological and physiological impacts of plastics on wild fish, I cannot imagine that the effects of plastics on wild fish are benign.

 

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