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Only 50 years left' for sea-fish

monty

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another case of "we assume that we will never get good enough at harvesting limited resources that we can impact the large resource pool."

Having a "human beings are collectively crazy/stuid" moment. sigh.
 

DrBatty

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:sad: Humans are such dumbasses sometimes.

Monterey Bay Aquarium has a program they're running to pass laws against overfishing in many areas of the world, some trying to ban fishing in areas completely; I believe it also funds admission for children to educate them about overfishing. If you're a local, or not for that matter, it's worth looking at donating to. I believe the program is called Fund for the Oceans. Can't seem to find it on the website, but there's info there: http://www.mbayaq.org/md/default.asp

I donated a bunch this year, and most likely will next year as well!
 

DHyslop

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John Tierney has an editorial today in the New York Times about the Science article. He believes that over the years as this decline becomes apparent to the fishermen they'll start to switch over to the quota system to cover their own bottom line.

Since its election week, the NYT is generously offering their editorial and premium content online for free. The following link should work:

Where the tuna roam
 

sharkfin

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NO TRUE

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sorseress;81896 said:
:lol: Load of SHEET 50y left.................. maybe that stupid person sould go out fishing in NZ sometime, he knows nothing of NZ sorry to say bad call from the big guys' keep it real plz:lol: wake up wake up wake up' pm me i'l take anyone fishing just to prove my point! 50y what a (jok............... :lol: :razz: :cool2: e)
 

sharkfin

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YES PEOPLE ARE SO STUPID

sharkfin;87388 said:
:smile: :-/ :tongue: :biggrin2: :wink:
:lol: Load of SHEET 50y left.................. maybe that stupid person sould go out fishing in NZ sometime, he knows nothing of NZ sorry to say bad call from the big guys' keep it real plz:lol: wake up wake up wake up' pm me i'l take anyone fishing just to prove my point! 50y what a (jok............... :lol: :razz: :cool2: e)

YES PEOPLE ARE SO STUPID
 

pipsquek

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Even if it is a load of crap, by the time 50 years rolls around, the level of the oceans will have risen so much that all of the sessile intertidal species will be devasted from the increased depth. The great barrier reef may survive bleaching, but how will it survive being another 20 to 50 feet deeper. Many species live in certain depths due to light levels, and changing this dramatically is sure to have impact. Same holds true for kelp forest, which means NZ as well.
 

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Massive emoticon use aside, I think that 50 years is too optomistic. Talking to the fishermen in the gulf of California, their reduction in numbers is staggering. Classic case of overharvesting an area, and then standing around going "what did I do?"
 

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