Study: 90 Percent of the Ocean's Edible Species May Be Gone by 2048

Publication: USA Today

Author: Elizabeth Weise


11/03/2006 - Oversight of commercial fishing must be strengthened or there may eventually be no more seafood.That's the conclusion of a report in today's Science journal that predicts 90% of the fish and shellfish species that are hauled from the ocean to feed people worldwide may be gone by 2048.

Quote from Joshua Reichert, environment-program director at The Pew Charitable Trusts in Philadelphia, "Every year it's estimated that human beings remove 150 million metric tons of life from the seas."

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