Photo: Dos Winkel

Omega-3 and overfishing blue whiting

Blue whiting

In the northern Atlantic Ocean blue whiting is currently being excessively and irresponsibly fished. In Iceland alone 276 million kilos of it. The majority of this is processed into fish oil and fishmeal. Scientists have already warned that these deep sea fish will very shortly be endangered through overfishing in the same way as happened to the North Sea Herring. Blue whiting stores its oil and chemical waste in its liver.