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Finding Nemo Beyond 2048?

The IntersectionBy Sheril KirshenbaumDecember 3, 2007 7:48 PM


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Little over a year ago, scientists warned the world's fish and seafood populations may collapse by 2048. But wait one second... If they're serious, what's a seafood lover like me to do 40 years from now? Okay, while we may be headed for trouble - let's remember

fishing can be done responsibly and sustainably

. My post at Correlations is now up examining what's going on just beneath the surface with this ominous prediction.

We humans long believed oceans must be so enormous, the abundance of resources in the marine realm had to be limitless. We're funny about holding onto notions like that... More recently, we woke up and figured out this idea of an imagined boundless supply is pretty ridiculous. While it's not easy to observe the web of complex interactions below the surface, we've learned enough about fish stocks to understand we're actually impacting them tremendously through our fishing practices. Just consider the state of oceans in 2008...

The full article is here. Music by Israel Kamakawiwoʻole.

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