05-13-2008, 07:32 PM #1
How the world's oceans are running out of fish
Callum Roberts, professor of marine conservation at York University, predicts that by 2050 we will only be able to meet the fish protein needs of half the world population: all that will be left for the unlucky half may be, as he puts it, 'jellyfish and slime'. Ninety years of industrial-scale exploitation of fish has, he and most scientists agree, led to 'ecological meltdown'. Whole biological food chains have been destroyed.
Many of those fish you can see in such glorious abundance in Spanish markets - and on our own supermarket shelves - come not from European seas but from the coasts of the continents of the poor: Africa, South America and parts of Asia.
05-14-2008, 12:10 AM #2
I won't eat the fish that comes out of China or Asia anyway, and can only afford the 8$ per pound (and up) fish once a month.