Shellfish reefs are ‘most imperilled sea habitat’

Globally, 85 per cent of reefs have been lost. Destructive fishing practices, disease and coastal development threaten many of the survivors. What sounds like an apocalyptic vision of the future for the world’s tropical corals is in fact a chilling assessment of the current state of reefs built in cooler waters by oysters and other bivalve shellfish.

According to a report from The Nature Conservancy (TNC), released this week at the International Marine Conservation Congress in Washington DC, shellfish reefs are the world’s most imperilled marine habitats – faring worse than coral reefs and mangrove forests.

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I am Rashid Aziz Faridi ,Writer, Teacher and a Voracious Reader.
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