Global Fish Crisis | Still Waters, National Geographic Magazine: Europe Gets Protein, Africans Get Rotting Fish Bones | Lake Victoria

Rotting Fish Carcass as Food for Africans

In villages between Lake Victoria and the Serengeti Ecosystem, truckloads of rotting fish carcasses are driven to the local markets and sold. The filets were cut off in the processing plants in Musoma and shipped to Europe overnight, and the Africans get only the bones. This is a cotton production area and these people have just sold their crops.  They have money to buy good food, but they don’t have the option to buy their own fish from their own lakes. This is only one example of the “protein drain” in Africa.

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