Fish is eaten on a regular basis in the Mediterranean diet.

One such "failure" in the Mediterranean involves the pufferfish, also an invasive species. According to Kletou, pufferfish have disrupted food chains, replaced or over-predated native species and threatened local biodiversity.

There is two-speed fisheries management in the NE Atlantic and the Mediterranean

Appel, L. J., Miller, E. R., III, Seidler, A. J., and Whelton, P. K. Does supplementation of diet with 'fish oil' reduce blood pressure? A meta-analysis of controlled clinical trials. Arch Intern Med 6-28-1993;153(12):1429-1438. View abstract.

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Read the overview of the conservation status of Mediterranean fishes:  [PDF] Kremer, J. M., Jubiz, W., Michalek, A., Rynes, R. I., Bartholomew, L. E., Bigaouette, J., Timchalk, M., Beeler, D., and Lininger, L. Fish-oil fatty acid supplementation in active rheumatoid arthritis. A double-blinded, controlled, crossover study. Ann Intern Med 1987;106(4):497-503. View abstract.

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Knapp, H. R. and FitzGerald, G. A. The antihypertensive effects of fish oil. A controlled study of polyunsaturated fatty acid supplements in essential hypertension. N Engl J Med 4-20-1989;320(16):1037-1043. View abstract.

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An has shown that over 40 species of marine fish in the Mediterranean could vanish in just a few years. The report documents the first comprehensive assessment of native marine species for an entire sea; an enormous undertaking.One of the fish most at risk is the Atlantic bluefin tuna. Over the past 40 years, the Mediterranean population has declined by around 50 percent due to intensive overfishing. With the EU , the future for this species looks incredibly bleak.Almost half the species of Mediterranean sharks and rays are threatened, in addition to at least 12 other fish species. The main threats to fish populations in this region are - predictably and sadly - overfishing and pollution. The IUCN's report also highlights our lack of knowledge about many Mediterranean fish. It is likely that a significant proportion of these little studied fish - found nowhere else in the world - are threatened.Although this report shows the severity of threats to fish, we shouldn't give up. What can we do to maintain fish populations in the Mediterranean and elsewhere? Firstly, ensure any fish you eat has been certified sustainable by the . Fish with the top sustainability rating on the MCS list only come from well managed, healthy stocks.