posted on Mar, 18 2006 @ 09:15 AM
Don't have a definitive answer to your question, but there are many articles about our depleting fish populations due to overfishing, environmental
pollution, and myriad of other causes, so for now I'm leaning towards the article being true, however I cannot agree or disagree with the percentage
of 70-80%. I do recall seeing another thread about rapid algae or seaweed growth in some areas, and then there is red tide and other natural causes
that have been taking its toll on the fish species
google "lower fish populations in oceans" and you can decide for yourself too.