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Bad News For Seafood Lovers


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To all seafood lovers – do you still remember the fun of munching on juicy squids and tasty salmons? Here is the bad news – a team of ecologists and economics announced in last Friday's issue of journal Science that if overfishing and pollution conitnue, the populations of just about all seafood face collapse by 2048. :o OMG. Ths means that we'll run out of seafood in 22 years!!!

And here is the summary of the article (quoted from CNN.com):

"Whether we looked at tide pools or studies over the entire world's ocean, we saw the same picture emerging. In losing species we lose the productivity and stability of entire ecosystems," said the lead author Boris Worm of Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

"At this point 29 percent of fish and seafood species have collapsed — that is, their catch has declined by 90 percent. It is a very clear trend, and it is accelerating," Worm said. "If the long-term trend continues, all fish and seafood species are projected to collapse within my lifetime — by 2048."

"It looks grim and the projection of the trend into the future looks even grimmer," he said. "But it's not too late to turn this around. It can be done, but it must be done soon. We need a shift from single species management to ecosystem management. It just requires a big chunk of political will to do it."

Gee. But I still love seafood and can't stop eating them unless they're out of reach and out of sight. 

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