The real time collapse of all eco systems around the world is truly outstanding, yet being non-reported by whorporate media that over 75% of people rely on for their “news”.
On the entire West coast crab season has been cancelled (so local crab events, sponsored by secret societies like the Knights of Columbus, are importing the crab from Alaska, further depleting whatever healthy crab is left in the world.
The Salmon industry is dying a quick death in inland rivers in the West as well and now truth is being revealed that ocean life is depleting much, much quicker than being reported.
Responses from individuals when told this news is generally selfish about not being able to eat the fish they like any longer
The fish in The Ocean (there is only ONE ocean on Earth) have been around longer than Man.
With the beginning of the Industrial Devolution, we have killed off over ONE_HALLF of ocean fish life and with mass commercial harvesting, warming oceans and NO ONE reporting the mass die off, this Once-in-a-mulit-generational event will be exponentially accelerating from here.
The Earth is warming like no other time in history. Geoengineering is causing rapid acceleration of the warming, as science fails miserably to mitigate and correct the massive extinction event problem we all are facing in the very near and short term.
To paraphrase MLK, to be silent in these times is betrayal to all children of this world, and any future generations that may have had a chance, if we stay silent now.
The remaining fish in the ocean refused to comment for this article.
Ongoing declines in global fishing catches are accelerating as stocks are being exhausted, say the researchers who’ve used “catch reconstruction” including estimates of the unreported fishing activities in an effort to more accurately gauge the impact on fishing around the globe.
Accurate data is important in formulating fishing policies such as catch quotas and seasonal or geographical restrictions, they say.
“Better estimating the amount we’re taking out can help ensure there is enough fish to sustain us in the future,” says Pauly.
Their reconstruction shows that globally, 53 percent more fish were taken from oceans than official figures suggest, the researchers report in the journal Nature Communication.
They say their estimates of the global catch in just one year, 2010, was 109 million tons, around 30 percent greater than the official report of 77 million tons reported to the U.N.’s FAO by more than 200 countries around the world.
Every year, they estimate, fish that are caught but go unreported total around 32 tons, more than the weight of the entire human population of the United States.
Pauly and Zeller note that their estimates suggest global fisheries catches have been declining significantly since hitting a peak of 130 millions tons in 1996.
That contradicts FAO data, which indicates a catch of 86 million tons in 1996 and only slight declines since then.
Pauly stands by his assertion of significant declines, which he says is due at least partially to collapses of some global fish stocks.
Although FAO data has long been the only available estimates of annual global fish catch, “the FAO doesn’t have a mandate to correct the data they get,” Pauly says, and is at the mercy of the member countries and the data they submit.
The FAO, in a statement, says it welcomes the new study, and agrees that “catch statistics (including estimates of additional sources of removals) can and should be improved, and this requires additional funding and international collaboration and country commitment.”