One-thirds of marine animals on the world’s oceans are dead, a new study has found.
The study, published in the journal Science Advances, found that nearly 1.5 billion tons of fish and fish species were lost to fisheries between 2000 and 2050.
While most of the lost fish species are found off of China and Japan, the study found that around 80 percent of the marine life in the world was lost due to climate change.
The global loss of biodiversity and ecosystems, said lead author James A. Grosz, director of the Center for Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services at the University of California, Davis.
The authors of the study said that, as the global population continues to increase and the amount of pollution continues to rise, there is a clear need to protect biodiversity, especially in areas where there are high-threat fisheries, such as in coastal areas and marine protected areas.
Grazing is one of the most common fisheries, as is hunting, according to the report.
The loss of marine species is particularly acute in coastal waters.
The U.S. Department of the Interior’s National Marine Fisheries Service said that in 2016, coastal areas had the highest concentration of fish species lost from fishing.
Fish and invertebrates in coastal and inland waters are often at risk from pollution, pollution runoff and climate change, and are being affected by the effects of climate change such as rising sea levels and ocean acidification, the report said.
“While some fish species that migrate to the ocean foraging on land may survive in the coastal environment, the majority are not.
We can’t rely on fish that are able to migrate to sea to survive, especially if they are stressed and hungry,” said co-author Mark E. Miller, an oceanographer at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Miller said that more needs to be done to protect fish in areas that are vulnerable to fishing.
“The biggest threat to fish populations is habitat loss, as fish are often found in areas with high populations of threatened or threatened species, including the bluefin tuna and Pacific bluefin,” he said.
The report also highlighted the need for more research into how the species of fish are impacted by climate change and pollution, as well as how ecosystems and species are affected by pollution.
“Fish are very adaptable, but they don’t necessarily respond well to climate changes,” said Grosiz, who was also a postdoctoral researcher in the study.
“We need to understand the effects that climate change has on marine species.”