Fish, What Fish?

Standing at the pot-luck-food-table at a house party last night, the guy next to me pointed to a tuna dish and said “better get it now before it all disappears”.

He was more right than he knew…

In an analysis of scientific data going back to the 1960s and historical records over a thousand years, the researchers found that marine biodiversity — the variety of ocean fish, shellfish, birds, plants and micro-organisms — has declined dramatically, with 29 percent of species already in collapse.

Extending this pattern into the future, the scientists calculated that by 2048 all species would be in collapse, which the researchers defined as having catches decline 90 percent from the maximum catch.

Full story here.