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Oceans' fish could disappear in 40 years: UN
AFP on Yahoo ^ | 5/17/10 | AFP

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


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KEYWORDS: cultureofcorruption; disappear; fish; globalsocialism; hysteria; junkscience; oceans; predictions; prophecy; pseudoscience; starkravingsocialism; unep; unitednations; unscandals; usoutofun
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1 posted on 05/17/2010 10:50:46 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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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)


2 posted on 05/17/2010 10:51:50 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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Go fish!


3 posted on 05/17/2010 10:52:07 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: NormsRevenge

And Oceans could dry up altogether, or aliens could attack and wipe us out, or, or, or


4 posted on 05/17/2010 10:52:14 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: NormsRevenge

Here we go again.


5 posted on 05/17/2010 10:52:51 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (The Left draws criminals as excrement draws flies. The Left IS a criminal organization.)
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To: pissant

Or monkeys could fly out of my butt.


6 posted on 05/17/2010 10:52:56 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: NormsRevenge
OH NOES Pictures, Images and Photos
7 posted on 05/17/2010 10:52:56 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: NormsRevenge

Could they please venture a guess when the UN will be going away?


8 posted on 05/17/2010 10:53:07 AM PDT by highlander_UW (First we take down the Democrats, then we clean the Augean stable that is the GOP.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Oceans' fish could disappear in 40 years: UN

UN could disappear in 40 years: Oceans' Fish

9 posted on 05/17/2010 10:53:22 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: NormsRevenge

No matter the problem, nothing works like a planetary totalitarian regime to solve it!


10 posted on 05/17/2010 10:53:43 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Vesamu 'et-shemi `al-Beney Yisra'el; va'Ani 'avarakhem.)
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


11 posted on 05/17/2010 10:53:44 AM PDT by lurk
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To: NormsRevenge
Looks like they found the replacement for GloBull warming.....
12 posted on 05/17/2010 10:53:50 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: NormsRevenge

“UN Experts” is a phrase I never want to hear again.


13 posted on 05/17/2010 10:54:03 AM PDT by jimfree (In 2012 Sarah Palin will continue to have more relevant quality executive experience than B. Obama.)
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To: NormsRevenge
What's the over/under on the UN disappearing?
14 posted on 05/17/2010 10:54:12 AM PDT by afnamvet (Patriots Rising)
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To: NormsRevenge

OH BULLSH......

That’s what Cousteau and the libs were telling us in 1972.

Anybody know what year it is now?


15 posted on 05/17/2010 10:54:17 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Obama White House=Tammany Hall on the National Mall)
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To: NormsRevenge

Oh, fer cryin out loud!


16 posted on 05/17/2010 10:54:36 AM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: NormsRevenge
If the UN says it it must be true!

grin, snicker, BWAHAHAHAHHAHAHA

Sorry. I don't know how anyone at the UN ever publishes anything with a straight face.

17 posted on 05/17/2010 10:54:42 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


18 posted on 05/17/2010 10:55:27 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Gov. Chris Christie (R) won the NJ-6 held by Rep. Frank Pallone (D) by a 15.5% margin!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Here’s hoping the UN will be gone in less than 40 years.

Useless bunch of wussies.


19 posted on 05/17/2010 10:55:50 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


20 posted on 05/17/2010 10:56:21 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (How do I change my screen name now that we have the most conservative government in the world?)
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To: NormsRevenge
Why can't UN predictions show up on a Las Vegas wager board? Dang, I’’d like to put some money on the fish still being around 40, 80, 180 years from now
21 posted on 05/17/2010 10:56:32 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: kcvl
What if we fed the UN to the Ocean's Fish?

Suppose that might help? Or are useless bureaucrats indigestible?

22 posted on 05/17/2010 10:56:37 AM PDT by wbill
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To: highlander_UW

lol.. I’d be happy to see them out of NY in 40 years.. who wants ‘em tho? nothing but a bunch of despots and free loaders .. and thugs


23 posted on 05/17/2010 10:56:47 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Don’t let Al Gorian get wind of this!!!

There are lot of other fish in the sea if you know what I mean.


24 posted on 05/17/2010 10:57:17 AM PDT by JimBobWay
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To: NormsRevenge

The really good news is that in 40 years Pavan Sukhdev will have disappeared.


25 posted on 05/17/2010 10:57:31 AM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats, the party of evil. Republicans, the party of stupid.)
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To: NormsRevenge; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

26 posted on 05/17/2010 10:57:32 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: rockinqsranch

UN BS artists as usual, get them out of my country.


27 posted on 05/17/2010 10:58:01 AM PDT by boomop1
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To: NormsRevenge

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace
alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by
menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of
them imaginary.

- H. L. Mencken


28 posted on 05/17/2010 10:58:01 AM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ((B.?) Hussein (Obama?Soetoro?Dunham?) Change America Will Die From.)
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To: wbill

I wouldn’t want to try to digest one of those old farts.


29 posted on 05/17/2010 10:58:21 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: NormsRevenge

Or not: Ingtar.

I have as much chance of being correct, probably more.


30 posted on 05/17/2010 10:58:26 AM PDT by Ingtar (My dog died yesterday, but less than expected. - Freeper Juan Meden)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

25 years ago, Ted Danson told us the oceans would be dead in 20 years.

I loathe Communist lies.


31 posted on 05/17/2010 10:58:32 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: pissant

The oceans aren’t going to dry up, it’s far worse...

they are draining off the edge of the world.

What do YOU think is causing “the water shortage”?!!


32 posted on 05/17/2010 10:59:50 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: wbill
Suppose that might help? Or are useless bureaucrats indigestible?

It would accelerate the predicted extinction of all oceanic species---except for the sea-walking obamination, that super-special, one of a kind, godlike creature.

33 posted on 05/17/2010 11:00:25 AM PDT by BOBTHENAILER (makes me wanna holler)
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To: NormsRevenge

“We’re doomed!” - C3PO

- JP


34 posted on 05/17/2010 11:00:35 AM PDT by Josh Painter ("Every time a Democrat mocks Sarah Palin, an independent gets its wings." - JP)
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To: wbill

Saving global fish stocks would cost 20 million jobs, says UN

Report says 13 million fishing boats must be retired to replenish stocks, with money redirected to retrain millions of workers

More than 20 million people employed in the fishing industry may need to be taken out of service and retrained for other work over the next 40 years if the final collapse of fish stocks in oceans around the globe is to be avoided, the UN warned today.

The UN’s environment branch, UNEP, gave a sneak preview of its green economy report that will be published in October. It said that if the world remained on its current path of over-fishing, by 2050 all fish stocks could have become uneconomic to exploit or actually extinct.

Pavan Sukhdev, who heads UNEP’s green economy initiative, said: “That is not as absurd as it sounds, as already 30% of the ocean fisheries have collapsed and are producing less than 10% of their original ability.”

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/may/17/saving-fish-stocks-cost-jobs


35 posted on 05/17/2010 11:00:40 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: tcrlaf

Yup. I think this comes under the concept of “what good is a study that says everything is fine.”? Unless the study predicts doom of some sort, it has failed, it was not worth the money, it should have never been done in the first place.


36 posted on 05/17/2010 11:00:58 AM PDT by HerrBlucher (END THE WAR ON LIBERTY!)
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To: jimfree

“UN Experts”: Ideologues masquerading as scientists. They always begin with a preferred “solution” and simply reverse-engineer the problem statement to match.


37 posted on 05/17/2010 11:01:37 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: a fool in paradise

I thought it was the earth’s rotation speeding up. Blow drying the waters and such.


38 posted on 05/17/2010 11:02:09 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: NormsRevenge

I could see it happening if they all become Gay Fish.

39 posted on 05/17/2010 11:02:21 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: NormsRevenge

‘Greening’ global fisheries could boost fish stocks, new UN report says

17 May 2010 – An $8 billion investment annually in rebuilding and ‘greening’ the world’s fisheries could both increase fish catches and generate $1.7 trillion in long-term economic returns over the next four decades, according to a new United Nations report.

An influx to the fishing sector – with funding being covered by scaling down or phasing out the nearly $30 billion worth of subsidies in place currently – is needed to curb the excess capacity of the world’s fishing fleets while supporting workers in alternative livelihoods.

Funding is also vital to reform the management of fisheries through such policies as setting up marine protected areas to allow depleted stocks to recover and to grow, says the Green Economy report, whose preview version was released today.

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=34717&Cr=&Cr1=


40 posted on 05/17/2010 11:02:26 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: NormsRevenge

Then the most reliable use for the New York Times (wrapping fish) will have vanished.


41 posted on 05/17/2010 11:03:04 AM PDT by Mobties
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To: NormsRevenge

Where is Chief Inspector Dreyfus when you need him?


42 posted on 05/17/2010 11:04:08 AM PDT by Disambiguator (Progressivism, Socialism, Marxism, Communism - it's all shades of black.)
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To: kcvl
Catch Post #36....

Remember that these folks aren't being paid to find nothing. And, if they say "Yup, all clear. Everything's fine.", then they're all out of work.

Unfortunate that the papers always fail to mention that little fact.

43 posted on 05/17/2010 11:04:21 AM PDT by wbill
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To: pissant

That makes the fish too dizzy to procreate.


44 posted on 05/17/2010 11:04:45 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: NormsRevenge

overfishing is an extremely serious environmental issue.

I’m sad to see people dismissive of it here.

Unfortunately the leftists have cried wolf over so many bogus issues that when a real issue comes along people don’t take it seriously.


45 posted on 05/17/2010 11:04:48 AM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: NormsRevenge
fundamental restructuring

I noticed that this has become one of the Left's recent favorite euphemisms. I suppose they imagine it sounds less threatening than "nationalization" or "communization"--which is exactly what it means.

46 posted on 05/17/2010 11:04:53 AM PDT by denydenydeny (The welfare state turns us all into zoo animals, mouths open, waiting for the next feeding.)
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To: NormsRevenge

UN “experts” could f*** up a cup of coffee. Why does anything they say carry any influence whatsoever?


47 posted on 05/17/2010 11:05:06 AM PDT by St. Louis Conservative
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To: wbill

We need more vegans in the world. Except that we need to turn crops into fuel.

Man needs to just kill himself off to save the planet!


48 posted on 05/17/2010 11:05:30 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Quick, we must launch a new worldwide UN agency to buy and sell Fish Credits to make sure
that the poor nations can keep fishing as much as before while rich nations pay for it all.

(I hate to give them ideas but someone will surely suggest it anyway.)
49 posted on 05/17/2010 11:06:14 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: denydenydeny

Notice that Barack Obama called it “healthcare reform” instead of “healthcare restructuring”.

Economic reforms would have included tort reform. The goal was to subvert the system by nationizing healthcare, not reducing costs or expanding coverage.


50 posted on 05/17/2010 11:06:36 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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