Collapse of fish stocks worldwide (audio)

unless over-fishing and other trends change drastically

| Jul 14, 2010

TOPIC: Scientists predict the collapse of fisheries worldwide unless over-fishing and other current trends change drastically.

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Sources for this program

  • BBC News, 11/2/2006, Richard Black, “Only 50 years left” for sea fish;
  • Washington Post, 11/3/2006, Juliet Eilperin, World’s Fish Supply Running Out, Researchers Warn;
  • National Geographic News, May 15, 2003, Big-fish Stocks Fall 90 Percent Since 1950, Study Says;
  •, August 18, 2008, Jeremy Hance, The long-ignored ocean emergency and what can be done to address it;
  •   United nations Environment Programme, May 17, 2010, Turning the Tide on Falling Fish Stocks–UNEP-Led Green Economy Charts Sustainable Investment Path;
  •  World Resources Institute, November 8, 2006, Janet Ranganathan, Biodiversity Loss May Lead fo Global Fisheries Collapse;
  •  Science Magazine, May 4, 2010, Gretchen Vogel, British Trawlers Working Nearly 20 Times as Hard to Catch Fish;
  •, July 18, 2007, Foreign fishing fleets deplete African fish stocks;


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