Fish carcasses Vigo, Spain in the largest biomass fish shipping port in the world and is home to the first fish auction.
Swordfish and sharks are hauled in by heavy machinery and by hand. Both species are down to 10 percent of their historic numbers. One of the world’s busiest seafood ports, Vigo auctions half a million tons of fish daily. As Europe’s largest fishing nation, Spain’s people consume 80 pounds of seafood per capita, 50 per cent higher than Europe’s average. Lower fish stocks have caused a 20-year decline in Spain’s catch.
- RANDY OLSON
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- Global Fish Crisis: Still Waters_National Geographic magazine, 04/2007