As much as one-third of all wild-caught fish imported into the U.S. may be coming from illegal “pirate” fishing operations, finds a new study.
Illegal fishing is a massive industry—worth as much as $2.1 billion. But it’s causing scientists to be concerned because there’s no government intervention to help reduce overfishing or to regulate it so that consumers know exactly where their food came from.
The study, published in the journal Marine Policy, looked at data on seafood imported into the U.S. in 2011, reports National Geographic.
Two years ago, director, writer, and producer James Cameron decided to go vegan to save the planet.
“The single biggest thing that an individual can do to combat climate change is to stop eating animals because of the huge carbon footprint of animal agriculture,” said Cameron.
Recently, Cameron credits his youthful energy and healthier appearance with his vegan lifestyle, during a Reddit Q&A. He feels like he’s “set the clock back 15 years.”