this is simply an extension of his basic moral philosophy.
gimme mine and to hell with the rest of you...
The state of MAine imposes limits and sizes and seasons on lobsters, scallops, ground fish anf it bans wild salmon fishing since about 1995. Im fine with that and can afford the prices for the catch that does make it to market.
Efforts to curb overfishing in five of the world's marine ecosystems are starting to show signs of working.
The news comes from a multi-national study on the status of marine fisheries and ecosystems reported in "Science".
While the report found that stock collapse is an increasing international trend, the scientists involved believe there are positive signs that rebuilding the ocean's depleted fish stocks is possible.
The two year study looked at ten marine ecosystems, evaluating how much marine life was being fished and which management techniques have been used to rebuild depleted stocks. It is a follow-up to a 2006 paper that highlighted a widespread global trend toward fisheries collapse that led to disagreement among the scientific community.
The study found signs of some stock recovery in waters around the U.S., Iceland and New Zealand, supporting the argument that well managed fishing can lead to rebuilding fisheries in other parts of the world.
"These highly managed ecosystems are improving" said Ray Hilborn of the University of Washington and one of the report's lead authors. "Yet there is still a long way to go: of all fish stocks that we examined sixty-three percent remained below target and still needed to be rebuilt."
"Across all regions we are still seeing a troubling trend of increasing stock collapse," said Boris Worm, of Dalhousie University and co-author of the report.
"But this paper shows that our oceans are not a lost cause. The encouraging result is that exploitation rate -- the ultimate driver of depletion and collapse -- is decreasing in half of the ten systems we examined in detail. This means that management in those areas is setting the stage for ecological and economic recovery. It's only a start, but it gives me hope that we have the ability to bring overfishing under control."
Most of the marine ecosystems studied were in intensive managed areas in developed countries where the scientists were able to collect regular data.
However, the report also found that often overfishing would move to areas with weaker laws and enforcement.
You have a preciously simplistic view on this subject.
The number of fish and seafood products certified as sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has shot up by 41% in the UK over the last year, as retailers and supermarkets respond to consumers' demand to know the provenance of the produce they buy.
Fisheries minister Richard Benyon has hailed the progress made over the last 10 years as evidence of "a seismic shift" in people's attitudes towards the quality and source of the fish they eat, but admits that challenges remain in keeping the momentum going.
The MSC is an international non-profit organisation set up to help make the seafood market sustainable. It oversees and manages the distinctive blue labelling system that tells consumers which species of fish they can buy safe in the knowledge they aren't destroying stocks.
The growth in the number of MSC-certified products on UK shelves has been significant, from 200 in 2008 to 988 at the end of 2011. The figure is up 41% from 701 in 2010. More than 13,000 seafood products worldwide – from prepared seafood meals to fresh fish – now bear the MSC label in 80 countries, up 50% over the last year.
Have you read the article or do I need to spell it out? If more people eat fish that is not threatened, then those species that are threatened will be able to recover. Not everyone is a greedy selfish bastard like you.
As I explained I dont believe that there is any way to save what remains of the seafood for future generations,
While I have done very limited research I believe that there is very little historical evidence to suggest that catch limits can work to preserve species, though one recent study claims that they see some signs that it could work