Fishing for the truth: What are the sustainability impacts of marine collagen?

By Becky Bargh | Published: 26-May-2021

Following a recent Netflix documentary that brought the environmental travesties of overfishing to the surface, Cosmetics Business finds out if there’s anything fishy about the marine collagen industry

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The world’s oceans cover more than 70% of the planet and hold 96% of the Earth’s water. By taking up such an unfathomably big land mass, our seas are the lifeline to one of the population’s major food sources – but humans have not treated our watery depths with the respect they deserve.

According to the United Nations 2020 State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture report, 34.2% of global fisheries have been farmed beyond sustainable limits and this has put maritime populations into desperate decline.

WWF’s 2015 Living Blue Planet Report found the number of aquatic species had almost halved between 1970 and 2012. A new Netflix documentary brought to light the

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