INDUSTRIAL FISHING HAS CAUSED A 90% DECLINE IN LARGE PREDATOR FISH POPULATION IN 50 YEARS
Some studies predict a total loss of fisheries by 2048
Overfishing, illegal fishing, bottom trawling factory ships, pollution and warming seas is pressuring the commercial fishing industry to the point of extinction.
Enjoy your sushi…or whatever it is.
While most people don’t seem alarmed by what’s happening in the oceans, they would be if they knew what they are really eating.
South China Sea On the Verge of Collapse
Some parts of the South China Sea have less than a tenth of the stocks they had five decades ago. And high-value fish such as tuna and grouper are becoming scarcer.
“What we’re looking at is potentially one of the world’s worst fisheries collapses ever,” says John McManus, a marine biologist at the Rosenstiel School at the University of Miami who studies the region’s reefs. “We’re talking hundreds and hundreds of species that will collapse, and they’ll collapse relatively quickly, one after another.”
[For a global view of invasive species and extinction patterns, visit the Extinction Map.]
[For detailed listings of extinct, damn near extinction and invasive species, visit the Extinction and Invasive Species Archives.]