Scientists think they have found an answer to the problem food shortages. One solution could be us to eat jellyfish. This could also help to protect fish and other sea life that are endangered. Researchers the University Queensland in Australia conducted a study fishing the world. They discovered that fishing nets caught 92 endangered species seafood and 11 species of marine life classed as "critically endangered". The researchers said this was not illegal as the creatures were not protected. Researcher Dr Leslie Robertson said: "Despite national and international commitments to protect threatened species, we actively fish many of these threatened species."
The researchers warned we are eating species fish and other sea life that are the brink of extinction. They suggested that eating jellyfish could help protect fish that are danger of disappearing from our seas and oceans. Jellyfish could become a common sight menus, and we could ask jellyfish and chips instead fish and chips. The researchers said jellyfish could be a sustainable alternative seafood restaurants and fish shops. Dr Robertson said seafood is "not as sustainable as consumers would like to think". She added: "It is possible to manage our fisheries sustainably and eat species that can survive the fishing pressure. We just have to care weird-looking squishy things sea cucumbers."