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June 11, 2009
Disease cripples Chile’s fishing industry, economy

A disease has swept through Chile’s fishing industry, which is a large part of the economy.

The disease is not only affecting the fish, but those who depend on fishing for economic stability. This industry, known as aquaculture, provides more than 40 percent of the fish consumed around the world.

Michael Novacek, provost of science at the American Museum of Natural History, joins Martin Savidge to discuss the problems faced by Chile’s fishing industry and what can be done to improve the situation.

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Loved the salmon segment. It shows that natural selection is occuring within the fish farming industry: Norway will win out for being responsible to environmental, health and nutrition aspects of this food, while Chile loses for their avarice. Chile’s fish industry will have to convert or collapse.

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