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Climate Change Will Eliminate Sushi As We Know It By 2050

Farewell sweet dragon roll

BY olivia ovenden | Feb 6, 2017 | Food & Drink

From shrinking polar ice caps to rising sea levels, the effects of climate change are increasing at a terrifying rate. Food supplies in the developed countries are yet to be badly hit but according to climate change researchers this won't be the case for long.

VICE report that by 2050 sushi restaurants will be worse in two different ways as a product of climate change. Real sushi will become exorbitantly expensive because of the rapid decline of fish species after overfishing and climate change.

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If you do get your chopsticks on something affordable the taste will likely be significantly poorer than we enjoy now as sushi will be made from "mostly unrecognisable fish byproducts."

Yum.

William Cheung, a professor and researcher at the University of British Columbia's Changing Ocean Research Unit spoke to VICE about his 2010 report which analysed data on fish populations and climate change. "After we compiled all the data, the first thing that struck us was that we would be seeing really different fish on a sushi table in a couple of decades time," he said. "Some of the fish that we can easily get in the average sushi restaurant across the street may not be so easy to get in the future, as they become really premium fish."

Best savour that yellowfin tuna this weekend then.

From: Esquire UK