A new global study concludes that 90 percent of all large fishes have vanished over the last 50 years. I get an eery feeling reading this stuff, thoughts drifting apocalyptic, “Are we at the end of the line here?” I start filing through my mind, putting the pieces together from blogs and articles I’ve read. Somewhere I read a third of the world’s reefs would be gone by 2025. The engine of now or never begins to rev. Visions of the sands of time spilling to the bottom, no way of replenishing itself. I don’t mean to pull you down with me but shit, something has to be done. Our greed will kill us all.
“Humans have always been very good at killing big animals,” Myers said. “Ten thousand years ago, with just some pointed sticks, humans managed to wipe out the woolly mammoth, saber tooth tigers, mastodons and giant vampire bats. The same could happen in the oceans,” said Ransom Myers, a fisheries biologist and lead author of the study.
Full Article on CNN here: Only 10 Percent of Big Ocean Fish Remain