« Home | Artisan Bakery and Cafe in Santa Barbara for Sale » | Santa Barbara - Poster Child for a Broken Food Sys... » | Happy Valentine's Day! » | Paso Robles Zinfandel » | TedX Manhattan » | Santa Barbara named a Top Foodie City » | Organic Soup Kitchen » | Sly's in Carpinteria » | TEDx Manhattan 2011 » | Eat your Fruits and Veggies.... » 

Monday, February 21, 2011 

Where have all the Big Fish gone

long time coming....Where have all the Big Fish gone, long time ago....Where have all the Big Fish gone...gone to dinner platters, every one. When will we ever learn? When will we ever learn.

Over the past 100 years, some two-thirds of the large predator fish in the ocean have been caught and consumed by humans, and in the decades ahead, the rest are likely to perish, too. 

In their place, small fish such as sardines and anchovies are flourishing in the absence of the tuna, grouper and cod that traditionally feed on them, creating an ecological imbalance that experts say will forever change the oceans.

One startling conclusion: More than 54 percent of the decrease in large predator fish has taken place over the past 40 years.

"It's a question of how many people are fishing, how they are fishing, and where they are fishing," Christensen said. A majority of the catch, and now of the decline, involves East Asia, which has witnessed dramatic overall economic growth.

-
WaPo

Labels: ,

Links to this post

Create a Link

MY INGREDIENTS

  • I'm Cookie Jill
  • From Santa Barbara, California, United States
Recipe of Me

Click for Santa Barbara, California Forecast


Local Food and Local Farms

www.flickr.com
This is a Flickr badge showing public items from santa barbarian tagged with Food. Make your own badge here.
Help end world hunger

LOCAL LINKS