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Food Chain Catastrophe: Emergency Shut Down Of West Coast Fisheries

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posted on Apr, 22 2015 @ 03:21 PM
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Emergency Shut Down Of West Coast Fisheries
“Populations Have Crashed 91 Percent”



Earlier this week Michael Snyder warned that the bottom of our food chain is going through a catastrophic collapse with sea creatures dying in absolutely massive numbers. The cause of the problem is a mystery to scientists who claim that they can’t pinpoint how or why it’s happening.

www.infowars.com...


Can you say.... FOOO... KAH..... SHE.... MAH !?!?!




posted on Apr, 22 2015 @ 03:26 PM
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a reply to: wasaka

I would be more apt to freak out if it was a little better source than Infowars.



posted on Apr, 22 2015 @ 03:29 PM
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a reply to: wasaka

BS!!! Stop believing Alex Jones about anything!

This only pertains to sardine fisheries...

Sardine populations have dramatic increases and decreases all the time.



posted on Apr, 22 2015 @ 03:30 PM
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originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: wasaka

BS!!! Stop believing Alex Jones about anything!

This only pertains to sardine fisheries...

Sardine populations have dramatic increases and decreases all the time.

That sounds like more level-headed thinking.
Kudos!



posted on Apr, 22 2015 @ 03:33 PM
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a reply to: butcherguy

That isn't to say that there's not a major problem with ocean life world wide but it hasn't shut down 90% of California fisheries and it has nothing to do with Fukushima.



posted on Apr, 22 2015 @ 03:35 PM
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a reply to: wasaka

Interesting topic. I just read the source article and as much as it was informative it doesn't seem to be able to decide on a direction to go in and contradicts itself. Let me demonstrate.



According to two University of Washington scientific research papers that were recently released, a 1,000 mile stretch of the Pacific Ocean has warmed up by several degrees, and nobody seems to know why this is happening. This giant “blob” of warm water was first observed in late 2013, and it is playing havoc with our climate. And since this giant “blob” first showed up, fish and other sea creatures have been dying in absolutely massive numbers.


Than we have the very next section saying this…



Or, as one contributor at ENEnews.com suggested, the answer to why this is happening should be obvious:

We have three cores melted out of their reactor buildings, lost in the mudrock and sandstone, which we have failed to locate and mitigate.

We have an underground river running under the ruins, which we have failed to divert around the reactors.

We have three empty reactors, containing nothing but corium splatter left when they blew up and melted out.

We have the Pacific Ocean Ecosystem, which we have stressed beyond endurance, through ocean dumping, over fishing, agricultural runoff, and now unrestricted radiation.

We have the sudden collapse of the Pacific Ocean Ecosystem, with a threatened collapse of the biosphere.

We continue to allow corporate and governmental inaction.

What in hell did you think was going to happen?
Something is wrong with world’s food chain and one Harvard Professor suggested last year that recent signs, namely with the die-off of honey bee populations, are a prelude of things to come:

But he now warns that a pollinator drop could be the least our worries at this point.

That it may be a sign of things to come – bees acting as the canary in the coalmine. That not only are we connected to bees through our food supply, but that the plight that so afflicts them may very well soon be our own.


So is it natural cycles or the fact we have destroyed our habitat through greed and ignorance?

ETA: just wanted to add that I was trying to point out the article seems to be throwing it all in one basket to fear monger a bit
edit on 22-4-2015 by RickyD because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 22 2015 @ 03:35 PM
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originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: butcherguy

That isn't to say that there's not a major problem with ocean life world wide but it hasn't shut down 90% of California fisheries and it has nothing to do with Fukushima.

True.
I would be willing to bet that all the pollutants that the unregulated industries in Asia dump into the ocean and rivers are a bigger factor than Fukushima.



posted on Apr, 22 2015 @ 03:35 PM
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Can you say.... FOOO... KAH..... SHE.... MAH !?!?!


No, but I can say "poorly researched fear monger".


AP at US News


Ben Enticknap of the conservation group Oceana urged the council to take emergency action, arguing sardines have been overfished since 2009 due to declining reproduction. He added that 90 percent of this year's class of sea lion pups were starving for lack of sardines to eat.

"The sardine populations have crashed 91 percent since 2007," he said after the vote. "We would have liked to see this happen much sooner, but now we can start to rebuild this sardine population that is so important to the health of the ocean."

Mike Okoniewski, a seafood processor from Washington who serves on an advisory panel, told the council sardines were not being overfished, and shutting down the remainder of the current season would deprive fishing communities of $1 million worth of landings.

He added that fishermen were seeing signs of more sardines moving into Southern California waters, and large numbers of fish spawning off Oregon.

The once-thriving sardine industry crashed in the 1940s, before modern fisheries management that sets harvest quotas and tries to prevent overfishing. Since it revived in the 1990s, most of the West Coast catch is exported to Asia and Europe, where some is canned, and the rest goes for bait.

Sardine population estimates have been declining since 2006, and catch values since 2012, when they hit $21 million. The reasons are not well-understood, though it is widely accepted that huge population swings are natural and generally are related to water temperatures.



posted on Apr, 22 2015 @ 03:37 PM
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Yep. I can say it. Doesn't mean it's causing the sardine populations to crash in CA.

There are so many man made time bombs all over the planet. Could be acidification, could be temperature. Doubtful that the CS137 concentration being measured on the West Coast is the primary driver.

Elevated radiation levels could actually benefit fish. They are robust progenitors. They lay 1000+ eggs at a time and they have short cycle times. Natural selection will offset the effects of low level background radiation. If the fish are radiated, then humans won't eat as many. That wil cause populations to rebound globally

Humans are not robust at reproducing and are very susceptible to interference and failure. 1:20 children could be autistic in 20 years FFS. Instead of going after the causes, Pharma continues to sponsor studies to decorrelate their products from consideration. Typical amoral behavior from the profit machines and their operatives.

Rome is burning.



posted on Apr, 22 2015 @ 03:38 PM
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Unless you want to believe either that the missing reactor cores suddenly migrated to that specific spot off the coast located right beneath the blob or that those three cores by themselves are mysteriously capable of heating up all of the volume of all of the world's oceans ... then I'd say it's more likely that this is something that happens and we haven't observed it in the modern, record-keeping era.



posted on Apr, 22 2015 @ 04:11 PM
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I've got three two-year-old cans of beans in my cupboard...

it's all good.



posted on Apr, 22 2015 @ 04:35 PM
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This information appears to be real. They did bring down fishing to a fraction of what it was. Just because it is infowars does not mean it is not true. Now, what is causing this is the real concern.

It could also be the new fire retardant they sprayed on the massive forest fires over the last few years. They recently changed this fire retardant to a much more expensive type. They did not test this new fire retardant on everything. Someone appears to be getting rich off their patent.

Changes in many chemistries can cause this to happen.



posted on Apr, 22 2015 @ 06:15 PM
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a reply to: rickymouse

There are other things that effect the local fish populations. For instance they cut back heavily on Sheephead limits for fishing. See what was happening was this. Sheep Head are a bony fish and weigh a lot. They always win the jackpot on charter fishing boats because of this so they are prized. The Sheephead eat the sea urchins. Sea urchins reproduce like rabbits and eat the kelp steadfasts (their roots) They can deforest an acre of kelp in about a month if they run rampant. With the sheephead gone the sea urchins are left unchecked. The sea urchins deforest the kelp destroying habitat for several species of fish. Soon there are very little fish in the area.



posted on Apr, 22 2015 @ 06:18 PM
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posted on Apr, 22 2015 @ 07:35 PM
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a reply to: BASSPLYR

You would think that they would keep a better eye on that fishery over there and limit the taking of fish better if need be. They should be able to see these things coming before they get out of hand. When the balance goes off tilt the whole industry could crumble. If they get it on time, one to two years with a restriction can take care of it.



posted on Apr, 23 2015 @ 07:48 AM
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a reply to: wasaka

Yeah but US government advised Japanese not to listen to Russians and entomb it

They are leaving it open

US leadership and US experts are fools



posted on Apr, 23 2015 @ 11:59 AM
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The food web is connected. If one species collapses, the whole web is affected. Fukushima is still poisoning the pacific ocean. All water is one. If it is radiated over there, eventually it will be everywhere. We as a species have scewed the future. And no one seems to care.



posted on Apr, 23 2015 @ 12:47 PM
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a reply to: rickymouse

Generally they do but then the charter fishing and sport fishing boats get all upset cause it effects their business. But sadly a lot of what goes on is those same boats keep more than their limits, and often keep undersized fish. The DFG doesn't have the resources to check all the boats or the people coming off so more fish are taken than should be.

Also another thing to consider going on with the west coast (mainly California) is that there is a heavy El Nino going on this year. Warmer currents that the local non pelagic fish aren't used to comes in and that can whittle down the stock and fish species slowly too. It's normal and happened aver few years. But it's also a factor.



posted on Apr, 23 2015 @ 12:58 PM
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This is all obviously related to our current sub aquatic battle with alien invaders who are currently stationed just off the west coast and really heating things up in "the blob" area. Don't listen to all these shills.....the truth is out there!

*Insert Sarcasm Emoticon here*

edit on 23-4-2015 by Thorneblood because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 23 2015 @ 09:35 PM
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originally posted by: Thorneblood
This is all obviously related to our current sub aquatic battle with alien invaders who are currently stationed just off the west coast and really heating things up in "the blob" area. Don't listen to all these shills.....the truth is out there!

*Insert Sarcasm Emoticon here*


A pile of mermaids and mermen moved in and they like those sardines with a special sauce.



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