Spain’s $8 Billion Fish

Graph: What’s happened to hake?

Catches have decreased over the past 20 years, yet Namibian hake stocks remain just 13 percent of what they were in 1964.

Source: An assessment and management of Namibian hake (Merluccius capensis and M. paradoxus) by using an age-structured production model/ Carola H. Kirchner

*Catch represents the amount of fish taken from Namibian waters by industrialized fishing. Depletion of biomass is a measure marked at 100 percent in 1964, showing the relative proportion since.

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