Skip to comments.Oceans' fish could disappear in 40 years: UN
Posted on 05/17/2010 10:50:46 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
NEW YORK (AFP) The world faces the nightmare possibility of fishless oceans by 2050 without fundamental restructuring of the fishing industry, UN experts said Monday.
"If the various estimates we have received... come true, then we are in the situation where 40 years down the line we, effectively, are out of fish," Pavan Sukhdev, head of the UN Environment Program's green economy initiative, told journalists in New York.
A Green Economy report due later this year by UNEP and outside experts argues this disaster can be avoided if subsidies to fishing fleets are slashed and fish are given protected zones -- ultimately resulting in a thriving industry.
The report, which was opened to preview Monday, also assesses how surging global demand in other key areas including energy and fresh water can be met while preventing ecological destruction around the planet.
UNEP director Achim Steiner said the world was "drawing down to the very capital" on which it relies.
However, "our institutions, our governments are perfectly capable of changing course, as we have seen with the extraordinary uptake of interest. Around, I think it is almost 30 countries now have engaged with us directly, and there are many others revising the policies on the green economy," he said.
Collapse of fish stocks is not only an environmental matter.
One billion people, mostly from poorer countries, rely on fish as their main animal protein source, according to the UN.
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A fish caught on a fisherman's hook. The world faces the nightmare possibility
of fishless oceans by 2050 without fundamental restructuring of the fishing
industry, UN experts said Monday. (AFP/File/Romeo Gacad)
And Oceans could dry up altogether, or aliens could attack and wipe us out, or, or, or
Here we go again.
Or monkeys could fly out of my butt.
Could they please venture a guess when the UN will be going away?
UN could disappear in 40 years: Oceans' Fish
No matter the problem, nothing works like a planetary totalitarian regime to solve it!
Let me guess.
In order to head this disaster off, we need to send trillions of dollars to leftist environmental and regulatory organizations and choke off all businesses that have anything to do with seafood.
Follow the money.
“UN Experts” is a phrase I never want to hear again.
That’s what Cousteau and the libs were telling us in 1972.
Anybody know what year it is now?
Oh, fer cryin out loud!
grin, snicker, BWAHAHAHAHHAHAHA
Sorry. I don't know how anyone at the UN ever publishes anything with a straight face.
I don’t even need to read past the headline to know that to avert this coming tragedy, we must act immediately by empowering the UN to regulate use of ocean resources and to tax member countries in order to support this effort.
Here’s hoping the UN will be gone in less than 40 years.
Useless bunch of wussies.
I heard this BS 40 years ago. Oh, wait, that was about the new ice age that was coming. No, it was the fisheries. No, it was both.