African fisheries hit hardest by climate change

2019-04-03 03:03:01

By Fred Pearce AS BUSHMEAT becomes more scarce, with many species at risk of extinction, billions of the world’s poor are relying ever more on fish. Now the fish too could be doomed – by climate change. Fish are the largest source of wild protein left on the planet. For about 2.6 billion people, some 40 per cent of the planet’s population, fish makes up a fifth of their protein intake. But this food supply is highly vulnerable to climate change,