Fishing’s Low Ecological Footprint

10th April 2014 in Sustainability / Environment

Confirmation of fishing’s relatively low ecological footprint was provided recently in the publication of the European Environment Agency statistics on energy use by sector.

Fishing’s Low Ecological Footprint

Fisheries are lumped together with agriculture and forestry but this group has the lowest consumption of fossil energy in oil/tonnes equivalent by sector.

http://www.eea.europa.eu/data-and-maps/daviz/total-final-energy-consumption-by-sector#tab-chart_4