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.
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