Navigation Links
Hooked on fishing, and we're heading for the bottom, says scientist

e biomass, or weight, of fish caught from the world's oceans ?in the late 1980s. Since then, while there have been regional variations, the global fish haul has gradually sunk.

"There's no doubt about this," says Dr. Pauly whose findings have been published in the world's leading peer-reviewed journals, including Science and Nature. "We're in a phase where increasing fishing effort produces less catch."

While global catches peaked in the late 1980s, the peak occurred earlier in those parts of the world where industrial fishing developed first. Thus, peak fish occurred in the mid-1970s in the North Atlantic, exploited by European and North American fisheries. In the southern Atlantic, where the industrialization of fishing stated later, peak fish occurred in the mid-1990s.

Dr. Pauly is adamant that pulling back from a global fisheries collapse ?one on par with the collapse of various regional fisheries, such as the Atlantic cod fishery off Canada's Newfoundland coast ?requires recognizing what he describes as a deep divide between the fishing industry and those who eat fish. He argues that fisheries companies' actions show that they're primarily interested in maximizing short-term profit, with little or no regard for the long-term sustainability of fish stocks.

"The industry is ready to commit suicide at any time," he says. "It's an industry that needs to be reined in for its own good."

He notes that the global fisheries industry is very complex. According to Dr. Pauly, it operates with "one foot deep in illegality," by landing illegal catches, and skirting existing laws through the use of tools such as flags of convenience. And, he says, public policy on marine fish conservation issues is distorted by the fact that most governments view fishing companies, and not their citizens, who actually are the true owners of the resources, as their main constituency.

While the situation is dire, Dr. Pauly believes this situation
'"/>

Source:Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Allergy battle could be won in five years, says scientist
2. With cellulosic ethanol, there is no food vs. fuel debate according to MSU scientist
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Hooked fishing and heading for the bottom says scientist

(Date:12/19/2014)... 18, 2014   LaunchKey , the first decentralized ... and Internet of Things era, today announced the close ... round was led by Metamorphic Ventures with participation from ... VegasTechFund, and others.  LaunchKey has raised $4 million to ... its team and bring LaunchKey to market in 2015. ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... Dec. 16, 2014 Research and Markets ... of the "Global Chemical Sensor Market 2015-2019" ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 One major ... demand for medical sensors in biomedical applications. Chemical ... quick and correct diagnosis during surgical procedures. The ...
(Date:12/11/2014)... 10, 2014  That blood pressure plays a role in ... – the medical term for high blood pressure – was ... the inflatable cuff that,s used in measuring blood pressure was ... nothing new about hypertension, its triggers and its effects. In ... condition and the best ways to treat it. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):LaunchKey Raises $3 Million in Additional Funding Led by Metamorphic Ventures 2LaunchKey Raises $3 Million in Additional Funding Led by Metamorphic Ventures 3Global Chemical Sensor Market 2015-2019: Key Vendors are Abbott Laboratories, Bayer, Hoffmann La-Roche, Johnson & Johnson, NGK Spark Plugs and Robert Bosch 2Research points to need for new approaches to treatment of high blood pressure 2Research points to need for new approaches to treatment of high blood pressure 3Research points to need for new approaches to treatment of high blood pressure 4
... Hopkins have discovered that a tiny piece of genetic code ... and it gets there under its own internal code. , ... that directs its movement, will be published Jan. 5 in ... development, latch on to and gum up larger strands of ...
... risk factor for Alzheimer's disease puts out the welcome mat for ... more active in the brain compared to other forms of the ... Aging, add some scientific heft to the idea, long suspected by ... Alzheimer's disease. , The work links a form of the ApoE ...
... percent of men treated with a combination of radiation ... cancer are cured of their disease 15 years following ... the International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics, the official journal ... physicians at the Seattle Prostate Institute. Doctors wanted to ...
Cached Biology News:Renegade RNA -- Clues to cancer and normal growth 2Cold sore virus might play role in Alzheimer's disease 2Cold sore virus might play role in Alzheimer's disease 3Cold sore virus might play role in Alzheimer's disease 4
(Date:12/24/2014)... 23, 2014 GMO corn cases filed ... Syngenta, are in the process of being consolidated in ... case is In Re: Syngenta AG MIR 162 Corn ... for the District of Kansas. , Management of the ... over to U.S. District Judge John W. Lungstrum.* , ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Texas (PRWEB) December 23, 2014 ... methyl mercaptan such as its definition, classification, ... presents product specification, manufacturing process, and product ... technology and applications. The analysis also covers ... marketing channels, industry development trend and proposals. ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... AUSTIN, Texas , Dec. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... solutions company focused on gynecologic disease, announced today ... W. Schuler , Birchview Fund LLC and several ... million of unregistered shares of Vermillion,s common stock ... common stock in a private placement.  ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... (PRWEB) December 22, 2014 The ... global leader of technical training across the life sciences ... Data Management (SCDM) to provide the organization's members ... programs —providing access to the more than 350 sessions ... members with 10% off when registering for a ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Carey Danis & Lowe Reports on Syngenta GMO Corn Transfer Order 2Worldwide Methyl Mercaptan Market 2015-2020 Forecasts on Development & Trends Now Available at ReportsnReports.com 2Vermillion Announces Equity Financing of up to $18.9 Million; Suspends ATM Program 2Vermillion Announces Equity Financing of up to $18.9 Million; Suspends ATM Program 3Vermillion Announces Equity Financing of up to $18.9 Million; Suspends ATM Program 4Vermillion Announces Equity Financing of up to $18.9 Million; Suspends ATM Program 5CfPIE Announces Partnership with the Society for Clinical Data Management 2CfPIE Announces Partnership with the Society for Clinical Data Management 3
... No Water, Produces Pure Glycerin, CHICAGO and ... biodiesel refining and distribution company, announced today,that it ... a novel solid catalyst that converts low-grade fats ... be located in Seymour,Ind., eliminates the need for ...
... Hispanic-Americans without health,insurance, it can be difficult to ... medicines. However, help is available for people,who need ... Listen to this report from Pfizer (NYSE: ... journalists can access video, audio, text, graphics and,photos ...
... (ED) hold a,critical key in improving acute coronary ... the tools that you need to improve ACS,care? ... Myocardial,Infarction Outcomes: Emergency Departments Hold the Key," will ... Diercks, MD; James Hoekstra, MD; and,Charles Pollack, Jr., ...
Cached Biology Technology:New Benefuel Refinery Targets Key Flaws in Biodiesel Production 2New Benefuel Refinery Targets Key Flaws in Biodiesel Production 3Free CME-certified Webcast: Opening the Door to Better Myocardial Infarction Outcomes: Emergency Departments Hold the Key 2Free CME-certified Webcast: Opening the Door to Better Myocardial Infarction Outcomes: Emergency Departments Hold the Key 3
... Overhead Drive for individual and parallel agitation ... agitation of DASGIP vessels, featuring range of ... ,Up to 16 overhead drives can be ... Systems fedbatch-pro® and cellferm-pro® for microbiology and ...
This kit is designed to select cells labeled with biotinylated antibodies. Kit includes reagents for labeling 3 x 10 9 cells and EasySep magnet....
Designed for use with the Agencourt CleanSEQ and Agencourt AMPure 384-well SPRI reagent kits. For use with 384-well thermal cycling plates....
SDS-OutT Precipitation Reagent...
Biology Products: