New Report Spotlights European Overfishing

July 11, 2011

The latest indication that governments and the free market are failing miserably when it comes to keeping overfishing in check:

Britain’s coastal waters are so overfished that they can supply the nation’s chip shops, restaurants and kitchens for little more than six months of every year, research has shown.

And:

Overfishing has caused so much damage to fish stocks across Europe that the quantity landed each year to satisfy the public appetite has fallen by 2 per cent on average every year since 1993.

Inevitably, too much overfishing leads to an ecosystem collapse. This has already happened in Newfoundland, which was once one of the world’s top cod fisheries. (Via Lymbery.) Link.

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