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If current trends of overfishing and pollution continue, by 2050 the populations of just about all seafood face collapse, defined as 90 percent depletion, a team of ecologists and economists warns in a study published in Friday’s issue of the journal Science.
"We really see the end of the line now," said lead author Boris Worm, a marine biologist at Canada's Dalhousie University. "It's within our lifetime. Our children will see a world without seafood if we don't change things."
n 1994, seafood may have peaked. According to an analysis of 64 large marine ecosystems, which provide 83 percent of the world's seafood catch, global fishing yields have declined by 10.6 million metric tons since that year. And if that trend is not reversed, total collapse of all world fisheries should hit around 2048. "Unless we fundamentally change the way we manage all the oceans species together, as working ecosystems, then this century is the last century of wild seafood," notes marine biologist Stephen Palumbi of Stanford University.
Originally posted by The Undertaker
The one says to another "yeah were bringing home 1200lbs of fish". I immediately sayed to him from behind, What are you going to do with 1200lbs of fish? And not to my surprise, he said "eat it".
Alright, I can buy that but the typical serving of fish is approx 8 oz. Thats 2400 meals of fish. Cmon, srry but it's going to go bad in the freezer even tightly vaccum packed. My point here is that overfishing is taking place on both sides of the issue. At least here in AK.
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