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David Michel quoted in Antara News on global warming and the ocean

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Nusa Dua (ANTARA News) – The countries of the Indian Ocean coast is facing complicated problems by the depletion of fish stocks due to overfishing are unsustainable. 

In fact, fish is the main food source for residents of coastal countries of the Indian Ocean. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), a resident of Indonesia, Bangladesh, Comoros and Sri Lanka drape half of their daily protein from fish, while coastal countries such as Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand gets 20 percent of animal protein from fish.


The sea has to absorb 20 to 30 percent of carbon dioxide from the air and absorb 90 percent of the additional temperature due to global warming.According to the director of the institute The Stimson Center for environmental security affairs, David Michel, the two factors that would significantly affect fish reproduction.

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