We’re messing up the land, we’re messing up the sea
The above title is a lyric from a long ago Manfred Mann song. Which sadly appears to be coming true. Most of the big fish are now gone from the oceans, they’ve all been killed.
Large predatory fish — marlin, tuna and swordfish — are disappearing from the world’s oceans, with their numbers down by 90 percent in the past 50 years, Canadian scientists said on Wednesday.
“From giant blue marlin to mighty blue fin tuna, and from tropical groupers to Antarctic cod, industrial fishing has scoured the global ocean,” said Ransom Myers, a biologist at Dalhousie University in Canada.
“There is no blue frontier left.”