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.