An end to fish?

1 10 2009

deadfishmagAn article in The New Republic is generating a great deal of discussion in the seabird community of late. The unfortunately named Aquacalypse Now describes current fisheries management practices as a giant marine Ponzi scheme where depleted stocks are abandoned and ever smallerĀ  species come under intense fishing pressure. Author Daniel Pauly describes the culprit as a vast “fishing-industrial complex” spanning all the industrialized nations and endangering not just the fish themselves, but human livelihoods and the sustainability of the entire marine ecosystem, including, of course, seabirds.

The article is well worth a read, and SEANET welcomes your thoughts, so bring on the comments Seanetters!


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