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Worms: The $7.5 Billion Industry You Haven’t Heard Of

Little marine worms are hugely expensive.
Blood worms, like other marine worms, are quite expensive, fetching significantly more per weight than lobsters.
Lobster-blood-worms Source: S. Hall

The humble marine worms used to catch fish are some of the most valuable items to come out of the sea, new research shows.

For the first time, scientists have calculated the size and value of this overlooked industry. They estimate 121,000 tons of worms—worth nearly £6 billion (or about $7.5 billion in U.S

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