...But of these sophisms and elenchs of merchandise I skill not...
Milton, Areopagitica

Except he had found the
standing sea-rock that even this last
Temptation breaks on; quieter than death but lovelier; peace
that quiets the desire even of praising it.

Jeffers, Meditation On Saviors



Even bugs and weeds make clear:

Headline, first sentence:

'Only 50 years left' for sea fish
There will be virtually nothing left to fish from the seas by the middle of the century if current trends continue, according to a major scientific study.
NY Times:
Report Warns of 'Global Collapse' of Fishing
If fishing around the world continues at its present pace, more and more species will vanish, marine ecosystems will unravel and there will be "global collapse"of all species currently fished, possibly as soon as midcentury, fisheries experts and ecologists are predicting.
Report: Seafood faces collapse by 2048

Clambakes, crabcakes, swordfish steaks and even humble fish sticks could be little more than a fond memory in a few decades.
Kansas City Star (editorial):
World's Fishermen won't sell themselves short
Contrary to what you may have heard, humanity will not run out of seafood in your lifetime or anyone else's.
LA Times (editorial):
Too few fish in the sea
When it comes to the ocean, the crucible of life on our blue-marble planet, the best available science is projecting the worst imaginable scenario.
The Age (AU):
Get your fish'n'chips now
The sensuous thrill of an oyster washed down with a crisp white wine.
Mirror UK:
Warnings that fish stocks may run out by 2048 were blasted by fishermen's groups yesterday.
CBS News:
Salt-Water Fish Extinction Seen By 2048

The apocalypse has a new date: 2048.
Gloucester (Mass.) Daily Times:
Local experts disagree with new fishing study
Local fishing advocates said a recent study projecting the collapse of global fishing stocks in 40 years is needless "doom and gloom" that blames the fishing industry without considering other ocean issues.
Vancouver Sun:
A global effort is needed before sea life is past the point of no return

Historians don't have to look back very far to the days when the bounty of the oceans seemed without limit.
Sci-Tech Today:
Seafood Population Headed for Decline
"At this point 29 percent of fish and seafood species have collapsed - that is, their catch has declined by 90 percent.

On the basis of these data, we estimate that the value of shrimp consumed at home - in other words, shrimp sold by grocery and other food stores - doubled from $1.4 billion in 1995 to $2.9 billion in 2002, or from $14 per household to $25 per household. Lower-cost shrimp has been especially beneficial for low-income households. Shrimp consumption as a share of total food consumption at home for households earning $15,000 or less increased 45% from 2000-2002, compare to an increase of 15% each for middle income and high income households.
Laura Baughman ITP/Shrimp Task Force
U.S. seafood imports have been rising over the last decade, from $5 billion in 1990 to $11.3 billion in 2004. During the same period, U.S. exports were basically flat. With long-term imports growing faster than exports, the trade deficit has expanded since 1992, reaching a new record of $7.8 billion in 2003.
The three main import categories - shrimp, salmon, and crabs - accounted for 63 percent of total fishery products import growth from 1990 to 2004. During this period, shrimp imports rose from $1.6 billion to $3.7 billion, representing 34 percent of total imports and 25 percent of total seafood consumptionin 2004, respectively.
International Trade Report
Shrimp Farming - wikipedia
Shrimp Farming - Greenpeace
The exhorbitant price of unmanaged shrimp farming
Environmental Degradation from Shrimp Farming
Mangrove, Shrimp Farm Link Sought in Brazilian Fisherman's Death
Thailand Shrimp Farming
Celebrity chef Ken Hom supports EJF's campaign for sustainable shrimp

Farming the Sea - unregulated shrimp farming, the environment and people
The Impacts of Shrimp Aquaculture And The Models For Change

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