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The Threatened Fish Species Going Through A Rough Time

Have you heard of the orange roughy? For those who haven’t, they are a remarkable deep sea fish who can live up to 100 years within the seas of south-east Australia. Sadly due to trawling, they have become a threatened species, listed as ‘conservation dependant’ under Australian environment laws. Despite this, there has been a push to reclassify Australia’s orange roughy fishery as sustainable under the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification guidelines.

To gain an environmental perspective on this issue, The Daily was joined by Adrian Meder, Sustainable Seafood Program Manager at the Australian Marine Conservation Society.

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