Not a good time to be a fish

This image shows the declining biomass of popularly-eaten fish in the North Atlantic Ocean in 1900 and in 2000. Popularly eaten fish include: bluefin tuna, cod, haddock, hake, halibut, herring, mackerel, pollock, salmon, sea trout, striped bass, sturgeon, turbot. Many of which are now vulnerable or endangered.

With climate change, pollution and overfishing, humans have created the conditions for a catastrophic extermination of marine species, an international panel of experts have warned.

Research across all areas of marine science showed that the rate of the oceans’ degeneration was faster than anyone had predicted. The rate at which the oceans were absorbing carbon was already greater than at the time of the last globally significant marine extinction event, 55 million years ago.

‘The findings are shocking. ‘We are looking at consequences for humankind that will impact in our lifetime and, worse, our children’s and generations beyond that. Learn more here, here or here.

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One Response to “Not a good time to be a fish”

  1. Matt Says:

    This is crazy. It looks like this knowledge isn’t new either (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/6108414.stm). We need to seriously think about our food choices to start…

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