Fish stocks face collapse ?within our lifetime’
The global seafood industry will collapse by mid-century if current fishing trends continue unabated, an international team of ecologists and other scientists has found.
But such a catastrophe can still be averted, the scientists write in a study to be published Friday in the journal Science.
While marine life has suffered a huge blow during the past 50 years, most species still have the ability to regenerate, their findings suggest.
In what appears to be the first comprehensive look at the global damage wrought by industrial fishing, the scientists compiled data on all of the 7,800 species of seafood available around the world.