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Shellfish Reefs Most Endangered

May 23, 2009

Shellfish reefs are ‘most imperilled sea habitat’

 

Globally, 85 per cent of reefs have been lost. Destructive fishing practices, disease and coastal development threaten many of the survivors. What sounds like an apocalyptic vision of the future for the world’s tropical corals is in fact a chilling assessment of the current state of reefs built in cooler waters by oysters and other bivalve shellfish.

 

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