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There are plenty of fish in the sea... (but that's not necessarily a good thing)

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posted on Mar, 1 2011 @ 01:23 PM
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This is an interesting, while we are over fishing some species other species seems to be thriving.


While the past century has seen large predatory fish, such as cod and tuna, plummet by two-thirds, small prey fish, such as sardines and anchovies, have more than doubled in number, the research shows.

Overfishing of larger species has led to an explosion of smaller prey fish—what fisheries scientist Villy Christensen calls a "'when the cats are away, the mice will play' effect."


link: news.nationalgeographic.com...

This could be a bad thing according to researchers... More proof we are wrecking this planet with our unsustainable policies.




posted on Mar, 1 2011 @ 02:12 PM
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Overfishing was bound to unsettle the natural balance and this is now evidenced.

In the U.K Channel 4 were running a campaign to alter our habits regarding consuming fish. They were/are trying to convert us from eating Cod and Haddock, to eating more Shell Fish, Pollack, Mackerell and even Squid.

The E.U regulations concerning Fishing has only assisted in the demise of Cod & Haddock and I there needs to be a major re-think before it's too late for these species.



 
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