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Leaving more big fish in the sea--especially where fishing is not economically profitable in the Central Pacific, South Atlantic, and North Indian Oceans --reduces the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) released into the Earth's atmosphere. Credit: Enric Sala.
October 29, 2020

An international team of scientists has found leaving more big fish in the sea reduces the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) released into the Earth's atmosphere. When a fish dies in the ocean it sinks to the depths, sequestrating all the carbon it contains with it. This is a form of 'blue carbon'—carbon captured and stored by the world's ocean and coastal ecosystems. 

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