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Alarming Studies on the Future of Seafood

May 31, 2009

A couple of alarming studies on the health of the seafood we eat came out within the last few days. In the first, an international team of researchers from the journal Science report that there will be virtually nothing left to fish from the seas by the middle of the century if current trends continue.

Stocks have collapsed in nearly one-third of sea fisheries, and the rate of decline is accelerating.
Steve Palumbi, from Stanford University in California, one of the other scientists on the project, added: “Unless we fundamentally change the way we manage all the ocean species together, as working ecosystems, then this century is the last century of wild seafood.”

Stocks have collapsed in nearly one-third of sea fisheries, and the rate of decline is accelerating. Steve Palumbi, from Stanford University in California, one of the other scientists on the project, added: “Unless we fundamentally change the way we manage all the ocean species together, as working ecosystems, then this century is the last century of wild seafood.” 

Read the full article about this on the BBC website.

Like oysters? According to a new study by Nature, overharvesting, contamination and ocean acidification are all contributing to a rapid decline in the world’s oyster reefs. According to the study, an alarming 85% of the world’s oyster reefs have been lost.

Read more about this on the Daily Green website.

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