People will need to be persuaded to eat new types of seafood if we are to extract more food from the oceans and feed growing human populations, according to fishing industry experts.
They were speaking in response to the Food from the Oceans report, which was produced by independent scientific experts as part of the European Commission’s Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM) and published on 30 November.
It says species like mussels, algae, and even tiny zooplankton like krill could provide a far larger portion of protein to global diets than they currently do.
Even relatively common fish like herring, sprat and anchovies—all of which are small filter-feeders—have become unpopular among European consumers in recent years.
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