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