Jellyfish and chips? Diners urged to switch to sustainable alternatives

Diners have been urged to consider sustainable alternatives including jellyfish and chips. (Getty)
Diners have been urged to consider sustainable alternatives including jellyfish and chips. (Getty)

Fish lovers have been urged to switch to sustainable alternatives – including jellyfish and chips – after a survey found critically endangered species being sold and eaten.

Researchers from the University of Queensland warned that 92 endangered species and 11 critically endangered species were being industrially fished in oceans around the world.

Jellyfish is eaten in several Asian countries, including in jellyfish salads and even ice cream. The scientists also proposed increased use of shellfish such as abalone.

This research is published in Nature Communications.

Many consumers in Australia wrongly eat industrially-produced fish thinking it has been produced sustainably, researchers said.

Researchers say it's difficult to know what you are eating – and it could be endangered. (Getty)
Researchers say it’s difficult to know what you are eating – and it could be endangered. (Getty)

They write: “Industrial-scale harvest of species at risk of extinction is controversial and usually highly regulated on land

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