“Since we are kids they teach us how to beg for forgiveness but they never teach us how to give it. We just give it when the one who’s asking for it kneels, cries and stamps their feet and it becomes an arrogant shitty victory”—Eliseo Alberto
Unless humans act now, seafood may disappear by 2048, concludes the lead author of a new study that paints a grim picture for ocean and human health.
According to the study, the loss of ocean biodiversity is accelerating, and 29 percent of the seafood species humans consume have already crashed. If the long-term trend continues, in 30 years there will be little or no seafood available for sustainable harvest.
The research also found that biodiversity loss i s tightly linked to declining water quality, harmful algal blooms, ocean dead zones, fish kills, and coastal flooding.
The new study by Boris Worm and Ray Hilborn showed that fish stocks in certain areas had recovered slightly due to conservation measures was widely covered. The bad news is still pretty bad … 63% of assessed fish stocks worldwide still require rebuilding.
The original post should have stated that “all seafood” MAY become extinct by 2048, not all fish species. I deleted the original reblog to avoid any misinformation. Don’t get me wrong here, overfishing and illegal fishing are a dire problem. Our preference for fishing out the large predators (tuna, shark, swordfish, sea bass, etc) will have unknown impacts down the ocean ecosystems. Our current global fishing fleet is two and a half times the size it would need to be to fish sustainably. Subsidies to those in the industry equal $20 billion annually (25% of the value of the global catch). We need to change what we are doing here.