Sep 23 2010

Researchers Encourage Greater Sardine Consumption, But Not Tuna

Thursday, September 23, 2010, 01:30 (GMT + 9)

A team of researchers from Spain and the United States are recommending a reduction in the consumption of tuna and an increase in intake of sardines, as both fish contain roughly the same nutrients. At the same time, scientists stress that consuming 100 grams of tuna will cause nearly 100 times more damage to the environment than 100 grams of sardines.

This was indicated by Enric Sala, a marine ecologist at the Centre d’Estudis Avançats of the Superior Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) in Spain and the National Geographic Society, as well as Daniel Pauly, of the University of British Columbia in the United States

The experts co-directed the investigation, the results of which will be released in October in America, within an edition of the National Geographic magazine and after, in December, it will be released in the Spanish version, reports the newspaper La Vanguardia.

“If we preserve the marine ecosystems so that future generations can continue to eat fish as we do, we should consume less larger species such as tunas,” said Sala.

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