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NOAA Photo Library Image - fish2204

The Mediterranean is a semi-enclosed sea relatively low in nutrients and fishery productivity. It has become increasingly polluted owing to runoff by nutrients from waste disposal and agriculture. Catch of key species such as Black Sea anchovy has fallen, relecting environmental degradation. High exploitation levels have also depleted important stocks such as blue fin tuna and swordfish.

Image ID: fish2204, NOAA's Fisheries Collection
Location: Mediterranean Sea
Credit: Courtesy of Space Application Institute, Ispra, Italy

Category: Fisheries/Biological Oceanography/

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