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Fish populations are absolutely COLLAPSING

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 A Freeman    661

Fish populations are absolutely COLLAPSING across the oceans of the world… may lead to fall of human civilization

Thursday, September 28, 2017 by: Isabelle Z.
Tags: fish, fish extinction, fish reproduction, food chain, marine ecosystem, Oceans, older fish

(Natural News) It’s time to update that old saying that “there are plenty of fish in the sea” as scientists warn that the numbers of old fish are declining at an alarming rate, putting future generations of fish and even humans in peril.

According to studies of fisheries in the seas surrounding Europe and the U.S. carried out by University of Washington researchers, populations of older fish have dropped by 72 percent on average. In some specifies, including the Atlantic cod, Pacific cod, Pacific hake, and red snapper, the population of older fish has dropped by more than 95 percent. They found that old fish are completely missing in many populations across the planet.

The researchers made these unsettling conclusions after examining 63 fisheries with records that spanned as long as 140 years. The researchers employed a few different techniques to determine the ages of the fish. One of the more popular methods is examining stones in the ears of the fish known as otoliths, which grow rings each year much in the same way that a tree trunk does. What constitutes an “old fish” depends on the species; most herrings don’t live past their tenth birthdays, but some rockfish can live to be 200. Their findings were published in Current Biology.

Losing the world’s fish would be catastrophic to humans

Why is losing so many older fish such a big problem? You might think that they’d be past reproductive age and nearing death anyway, but quite surprisingly, older fish are typically the biggest and tend to produce the most offspring. When female fish release their eggs, a combination of several factors need to work in unison for them to hatch and reach adulthood. Because it’s so hard to get this right, some species can go a decade or more between successful broods. The older fish in the population simply have more years in which they produce eggs, which boosts their chances of succeeding in the long run. UW Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Professor Tim Essington said that having the diversity of older and younger fish can serve as a hedge against risk and keep the system more stable.

In addition, older fish are far better at adapting to the many environmental changes modern fish are subject to than their younger counterparts. Older fish typically spawn in different locations and times, which minimizes the impact that short-term changes in the environment can have on their population.

Experts suggest that fishing be stopped in certain areas to give populations time to recover. Fisheries should consider instituting slot limits that regulate maximum and minimum sizes. Another useful tool is marine reserves. The fish in these reserves have been found to live longer and create more genetically diverse populations, thereby protecting their species.

Much of the fish loss is being blamed on fishing pressure, and it makes sense that the longer a particular fish lives, the more chances it has to find itself on the losing end of fishing gear. Pollution and disease also play a role.

If fish don’t live long enough to reproduce successfully, the entire food chain would collapse, with animals that eat fish being the first to succumb. Nearly one fifth of the planet’s animal protein intake is fish. Those in poorer countries who can’t afford protein sources like chicken or meat rely on fish for sustenance, and if it was gone, poverty, malnutrition and starvation would climb dramatically. Marine life also helps to regulate the ocean by filtering toxins and keeping pollution and algal blooms under control to some degree.

According to marine researcher Boris Worm, the complete disappearance of fish from our oceans – which could happen as early as 2048 – would spell the end of life as we know it. That’s why Dr. Worm and his team of researchers at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia say it’s time to stop polluting the ocean and start insisting on sustainable fishery management and the creation of ocean reserves.

 

Source: https://www.naturalnews.com/2017-09-28-fish-populations-are-absolutely-collapsing-across-the-oceans-of-the-world.html

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 A Freeman    661
24 minutes ago, periclymenoides said:

I think you'll enjoy this explanation of declining fish populations, toward the end of the article

Thank-you. An integral part of the prophesied food and water shortages that are coming.

On a slight aside from the Scorch-ya Faal article, have you ever looked into the evidence please suggesting the Titanic's sister ship ( the Olympic - which had been damaged coming into Southampton), was actually the ship that sunk with all of the opposition to the central banks on board?

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 A Freeman    661
34 minutes ago, Ukshep said:

They have been for a while. Probably the sun causing it!

That must be it. Decades of overfishing can't possibly have anything to do with it.

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 Ukshep    17,056
Just now, A Freeman said:

That must be it. Decades of overfishing can't possibly have anything to do with it.

Over-fishing plays a part, But it is not the only thing.

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What the human race is doing to this planet is far beyond out of control.

We need a huge ele, one that destroys humans but leaves animals and plants intact, as they have no part in what the parasitic humans are doing.

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 WhiteHorse    526

Don't be alarmed yet, just wait untill we see this. 

“And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood; And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.”
‭‭Revelation‬ ‭8:8-9‬ ‭KJV‬‬
 

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2 hours ago, A Freeman said:

Thank-you. An integral part of the prophesied food and water shortages that are coming.

On a slight aside from the Scorch-ya Faal article, have you ever looked into the evidence please suggesting the Titanic's sister ship ( the Olympic - which had been damaged coming into Southampton), was actually the ship that sunk with all of the opposition to the central banks on board?

Nope, never heard of the Olympic till now thanks.   Such a fail :gsbrnint:  ...love reading his/her stuff , though I don't often quote or recommend it.  It's not that it's hardcore fail/lies/falsehood material I've noticed, it's that it's usually completely unverifiable .   The horticulturist in me got suckered into posting that one.  

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0044848681901149

It was sister Ciara penned that one supposedly anyway, thought the lack of fail might give credence to the tale.  Ba dump ting.

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 sybdragon    1,364

Too late. It seems to me that the sharks are coming into the coastal areas more now. Looking for food maybe? It's a chain reaction. The coral reefs are dying off and the illegal and legal exotic fish market can clean out a coral reefs ecosystem in a short time. The legal exotic fish market is awash with illegal fish. But people don't want to hear that as they buy up those pretty little critters in the bowls. And from what I understand, a lot of them do not make the transit well and die. The death rate is high on these fish. Then you have the Gulf of Mexico. That was a nursery. They killed it with the corexit and BP oil spill. Broke the current running through there and changed all the conditions of the gulf when that happened. The waters down there are heating up. Fish don't like changes very well. And the chemicals also made some changes in the DNA of some of the fish so... 

Overfishing is part of the reason. The death of the nurseries are part of the reason. Pollution is part of the reason. There are a lot of things happening and they are causing this crash. This has been known a long time and talked about. Some action. They have tried making man made reefs and the fish have come to them. But that just makes an area good for some fish hunting later, for the aquarium crowd. And as it profitable, illegal is not a problem. No one stays there and protects them so they get plundered like all things not protected. 

This has a lot of reasons and no one can seem to stop them all or even one of them. It would take a world effort and we all know that leads to the NWO of a world government. That is the only way that this is going to stop. Choices.... Life is all about choices.... And the consequences of yours and others choices.... Be careful what you wish for. You just might get it. :) 

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 A Freeman    661
3 hours ago, sybdragon said:

Too late. It seems to me that the sharks are coming into the coastal areas more now. Looking for food maybe? It's a chain reaction. The coral reefs are dying off and the illegal and legal exotic fish market can clean out a coral reefs ecosystem in a short time. The legal exotic fish market is awash with illegal fish. But people don't want to hear that as they buy up those pretty little critters in the bowls. And from what I understand, a lot of them do not make the transit well and die. The death rate is high on these fish. Then you have the Gulf of Mexico. That was a nursery. They killed it with the corexit and BP oil spill. Broke the current running through there and changed all the conditions of the gulf when that happened. The waters down there are heating up. Fish don't like changes very well. And the chemicals also made some changes in the DNA of some of the fish so... 

Overfishing is part of the reason. The death of the nurseries are part of the reason. Pollution is part of the reason. There are a lot of things happening and they are causing this crash. This has been known a long time and talked about. Some action. They have tried making man made reefs and the fish have come to them. But that just makes an area good for some fish hunting later, for the aquarium crowd. And as it profitable, illegal is not a problem. No one stays there and protects them so they get plundered like all things not protected. 

This has a lot of reasons and no one can seem to stop them all or even one of them. It would take a world effort and we all know that leads to the NWO of a world government. That is the only way that this is going to stop. Choices.... Life is all about choices.... And the consequences of yours and others choices.... Be careful what you wish for. You just might get it. :) 

Agreed. There's also Fukushima still dumping radioactive waste into the Pacific, which is destroying it. 

And at the same time we are poisoning the oceans, we are harvesting the very creatures that were tasked with waste management to accelerate the destruction.

http://beforeitsnews.com/health/2016/03/the-perfect-healthy-diet-2618937.html?currentSplittedPage=0

Total insanity.

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