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What are the countries with the most threatened species of fish? - Answers

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What are the countries with the most threatened species of fish?

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Extinction of any species of animal or bird happens because of two reasons- loss of natural habitat and loss of genetic variation. Human activities of deforestation and exploitation of the natural resources contribute to the loss of habitat. Extreme weather conditions, that is, too hot or too cold, are responsible for the loss of genetic variation since the species find it difficult to survive in a rapidly evolving climatic condition.

Fish are among the most endangered species group of animals on the planet. Experts believe that unsustainable fishing practices along the coast of western and central Africa contribute to the soaring number of threatened fish species.

Here is a list of countries and the threatened fish species as per 2017 records.

Country 2017
United States 251
India 228
Mexico 181
Tanzania 176
Indonesia 163
China 134
Turkey 131
Australia 123
Cameroon 121
South Africa 120
Madagascar 110
Thailand 107
Colombia 98
Malawi 98
Congo, Dem. Rep. 94
Philippines 93
Brazil 90
Malaysia 87
Vietnam 82
Spain 80
Greece 80
Japan 77
Guinea 76
Kenya 73
Nigeria 72
Gabon 72
Mozambique 67
Liberia 64
Portugal 64
Croatia 64
Costa Rica 62
Ecuador 61
Uganda 60
Papua New Guinea 60
Cote d’Ivoire 58
Sri Lanka 57
Sierra Leone 57
Congo, Rep. 57
Ghana 57
Senegal 56
Lao PDR 55
Morocco 55
Panama 55
Egypt, Arab Rep. 54
Myanmar 53
Angola 52
France 52
Syrian Arab Republic 51
Italy 51
Peru 51
Cambodia 49
United Kingdom 47
Iran, Islamic Rep. 46
Israel 45
Pakistan 45
Cuba 45
Bahamas, The 45
Albania 44
Mauritania 44
Equatorial Guinea 44
Belize 44
Venezuela, RB 44
Canada 43
Honduras 43
Uruguay 43
Argentina 41
Guinea-Bissau 41
Algeria 40
Tunisia 39
Russian Federation 39
Benin 39
Saudi Arabia 38
Yemen, Rep. 38
Nicaragua 38
Togo 37
New Caledonia 37
Guatemala 37
Trinidad and Tobago 36
Oman 36
Cabo Verde 35
New Zealand 35
Gambia, The 35
Bosnia and Herzegovina 35
Namibia 33
Slovenia 33
Libya 32
Cayman Islands 32
Suriname 32
Montenegro 32
Guyana 32
St. Lucia 31
Somalia 31
Puerto Rico 31
Jamaica 31
Antigua and Barbuda 30
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 30
Turks and Caicos Islands 30
Dominica 30
Dominican Republic 30
Haiti 30
Barbados 30
British Virgin Islands 29
Singapore 29
St. Kitts and Nevis 29
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 29
St. Martin (French part) 29
French Polynesia 29
Grenada 29
Bangladesh 29
Lebanon 28
Sudan 28
Curacao 28
Ireland 27
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 27
Korea, Rep. 27
Micronesia, Fed. Sts. 26
Eritrea 26
Bermuda 26
Sao Tome and Principe 25
Chile 25
Solomon Islands 25
Ukraine 24
Germany 24
Cyprus 24
Maldives 24
Aruba 23
Norway 23
Seychelles 23
Malta 22
Palau 22
Romania 22
Bulgaria 22
Djibouti 20
Mauritius 20
Zambia 20
United Arab Emirates 19
Vanuatu 19
Fiji 19
Iraq 18
Marshall Islands 18
Denmark 18
Korea, Dem. People’s Rep. 18
Gibraltar 18
Kuwait 17
Burundi 17
Qatar 16
Iceland 16
Tonga 16
El Salvador 16
Samoa 16
Jordan 15
Sweden 15
Netherlands 15
Northern Mariana Islands 15
Monaco 15
Hong Kong SAR, China 15
Serbia 15
Kazakhstan 14
Kiribati 14
Ethiopia 14
Guam 14
Brunei Darussalam 14
Tuvalu 13
Macedonia, FYR 13
Bahrain 13
Belgium 13
American Samoa 12
Azerbaijan 12
Faroe Islands 12
Austria 11
Nauru 11
Timor-Leste 11
Turkmenistan 11
Georgia 11
Comoros 10
Switzerland 9
Hungary 9
Greenland 9
Moldova 8
Poland 8
Bolivia 8
Nepal 7
Uzbekistan 7
Rwanda 7
Latvia 6
Finland 6
Lithuania 6
Afghanistan 5
Slovak Republic 5
Macao SAR, China 5
Tajikistan 5
Estonia 5
Niger 4
Swaziland 4
Burkina Faso 4
Armenia 3
Kyrgyz Republic 3
Central African Republic 3
Zimbabwe 3
Bhutan 3
Czech Republic 2
Isle of Man 2
Mongolia 2
Mali 2
West Bank and Gaza 2
Belarus 2
Botswana 2
Chad 1
Lesotho 1
Luxembourg 1
Andorra 0
Liechtenstein 0
San Marino 0
South Sudan 0
Paraguay 0

Source: World Bank

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