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 Post subject: All fished out...
PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 6:18 am 
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Jonathan Leake of the Sunday Times writes that the true scale of mankind's devastation of the oceans is finally to be revealed.

It is estimated that fish stocks will be eaten to exhaustion by 2050.

The global annual catch of fish, crustaceans and molluscs in 1800 was 10 million tons. In 1950 it was 35 million tons. And in 2009 it was 150 million tons.

The world's richest cod fishery, off Newfoundland, folded in the 1990s after a century of uncontrolled exploitation.

Bluefin tuna are close to extinction but are still hunted because their flesh is so valuable.

Trawl nets were introduced in the 14th century.
Steam power started in the 1800s.
The 1950s saw the introduction of factory fishing vessels.
The 1960s saw widespread use of sonar to hunt shoals with pinpoint accuracy. And since the 1980s there has been deployment of giant nets and lines up to 40 miles long, which can strip life from huge swathes of sea

- Shellfish Network Newsletter, Winter 2010

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 Post subject: Re: All fished out...
PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:10 pm 
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I have read where it could happen as early as 2035. Another big problem is the buildup of toxics, especially mercury in the edible fish and shellfish catch. It is estimated that between 10 and 20% of humanity's food comes from the oceans and polluted rivers' fish farms.
It is just one of the "key resources" that will be depleted or near depleted as to make them very expensive in a poorer world from overpopulation. The net result is skyrocketing food prices and vastly lowering food production along with scarcer pure water supplies, especially after 2040.
It is all part of what has been called a "perfect storm" of converging catastrophes: The polluted and depleted oceans, the polluted and depleted river systems, depleted aquifers, oil depletion, soil pollution and depletion, and continued increasing climate fluctuation by AGW effects.
People thought the oceans were too vast and could absorb all the pollution and the nearly endless fish stocks could not be depleted. Now we are on the last 10% of the oceans' harvest, there are over 100 ever growing estuary dead zones, and six medium or larger country sized trash gyres. The oceans are near saturation for absorbing CO2 and are increasingly acidic. The oceans are warming to the point of methane releasing slowly, at first. Right now up 1*F down to 400 meters deep and the methane, so far, is dissolving in the increasingly stinking seawater. Some areas seem as pristine as ever, hiding the facts of distant pollution coming closer. The dissolved toxics and mercury are invisible and slowly reaching out beyond the areas of heaviest coal fired power plant fallout.
People have wasted many years that could have brought about changes in numbers and ecologically negative behaviors. There is still not enough positive changes to stop the Juggernaut of various negative effects converging at 2050 or before. #-o ](*,) :cry:

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There is still not enough positive changes to stop the Juggernaut of various negative effects converging at 2050 or before. #-o ](*,) :cry:[/quote]
Not even enough real people coming here to have any effect. The spambots always lurking are of no help. Whatever happened to Iowanic or the many others that used to come here and have good commentary?

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The gulf dead zone is the biggest ever this year, and no news of any improvements. Just the slow buildup of heat, acidity, sewage, heavy metals, fertilizer runoff, and garbage, as the fish stocks deplete. :cry:

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knightofalbion wrote:
Jonathan Leake of the Sunday Times writes that the true scale of mankind's devastation of the oceans is finally to be revealed.

It is estimated that fish stocks will be eaten to exhaustion by 2050.

The global annual catch of fish, crustaceans and molluscs in 1800 was 10 million tons. In 1950 it was 35 million tons. And in 2009 it was 150 million tons.

The world's richest cod fishery, off Newfoundland, folded in the 1990s after a century of uncontrolled exploitation.

Bluefin tuna are close to extinction but are still hunted because their flesh is so valuable.

Trawl nets were introduced in the 14th century.
Steam power started in the 1800s.
The 1950s saw the introduction of factory fishing vessels.
The 1960s saw widespread use of sonar to hunt shoals with pinpoint accuracy. And since the 1980s there has been deployment of giant nets and lines up to 40 miles long, which can strip life from huge swathes of sea

- Shellfish Network Newsletter, Winter 2010
This, I believe, is your last "real" post, where you actually typed more than a few words then your blogspot spam. In this one you put in this good post then never came back for comment. Are you a real member of just a spammer?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/2 ... 84087.html
She may get 150 years for selling herbal cancer cures, and a 5.5 million dollar fine. Felony. Isn't that what your "blogs" do???? You're BUSTED!!! :razz: :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: All fished out...
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Johhny Electriglide wrote:
knightofalbion wrote:
Jonathan Leake of the Sunday Times writes that the true scale of mankind's devastation of the oceans is finally to be revealed.

It is estimated that fish stocks will be eaten to exhaustion by 2050.

The global annual catch of fish, crustaceans and molluscs in 1800 was 10 million tons. In 1950 it was 35 million tons. And in 2009 it was 150 million tons.

The world's richest cod fishery, off Newfoundland, folded in the 1990s after a century of uncontrolled exploitation.

Bluefin tuna are close to extinction but are still hunted because their flesh is so valuable.

Trawl nets were introduced in the 14th century.
Steam power started in the 1800s.
The 1950s saw the introduction of factory fishing vessels.
The 1960s saw widespread use of sonar to hunt shoals with pinpoint accuracy. And since the 1980s there has been deployment of giant nets and lines up to 40 miles long, which can strip life from huge swathes of sea

- Shellfish Network Newsletter, Winter 2010
This, I believe, is your last "real" post, where you actually typed more than a few words then your blogspot spam. In this one you put in this good post then never came back for comment. Are you a real member of just a spammer?



Thanks for the friendly message, Johnny.

I post on here when I have something worthy to post.

Plus, there isn't a great deal going on on this site. Maybe if people were a bit more friendly and welcoming there would be a lot more members and a lot more going on...

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