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July 19, 2011

UK Official: No Fish Will Be Left in British Seas by 2050

By Chad Love

Fish stocks in the waters around Great Britain are being sucked dry and there could be no fish left by 2050, according to the head of the UK's National Marine Aquarium.

From this story on thisisplymouth.com:
The head of the National Marine Aquarium has warned there will be "no fish left in the seas" by 2050 unless practices are reformed immediately. Dr David Gibson says huge advances in fishing technology mean we have the ability to hunt fish "to extinction" and that whole food chains are collapsing as a result.

His comments come as scientists warned mackerel could "vanish" from Westcountry shelves within three years because giant foreign trawlers and factory ships are being allowed to strip out the entire stock. Dozens of vessels have moved into the waters around the Faroe Islands and Iceland after the two island states' governments abandoned quota agreements designed to protect stocks.

The shoals of migratory mackerel being exploited would normally return to British waters in the autumn. But this year there are expected to be far fewer due to enormous ships processing up to 1,500 tons of fish a day. Fisheries minister Richard Benyon said mackerel would top the agenda when EU fisheries ministers meet this week.

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from Mike Diehl wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

I don't think the Earth is gonna miss humanity that much after we wipe ourselves out by crapping in our own beds.

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from fliphuntr14 wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

so we can over fish a vast sea but we can't figure out to over fish asian carp?

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from ingebrigtsen wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

there is the reason why we norwegians have a well armed coastguard and fierce fishing restrictions in our waters.. also the reson why we manage our whale population.. and btw iceland wouldnt behave like that if they werenth so affected by the world economic crisis u yanks started (seathingt with anger) friggin fix your economy so the rest of the world can save the planet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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from dukkillr wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

Yeah well we ship billions in aid to the rest of the world, so shut up and go back to Norway. Enough of the US hatred. You want to see how long ya'll would last if we stopped funding the UN, NATO, IMF, etc?

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from Mike Diehl wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

I'd like to see how long they'd last if the US would withdraw from NATO. We spend something like $400Bn per year on personnel, equipment, and bases dedicated primarily to the defense of other nations. The US taxpayer carries Europe's defense burden, in return for the complete lack of fidelity from our so-called EU friends, and a complete lack of credible military support from our so-called allies. The UK being the only clear and most honorable exception to what I just wrote.

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from sgtsly wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

more like from norwacky

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from labrador12 wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

Did you guys know that Norway actually drills for oil offshore? We can't do that here.

I'm willing to bet that there will be fish in UK waters by 2050. I won't be alive to see them but they will be there. Just as there is ice in the Arctic and snow in Montana twenty years after Algore's An inconvenient Truth, this is another piece of scaremongering poppycock!

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from shane wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

Labrador - Good news about the Arctic ice - there are open paths in it that never were before, so now we can drastically shorten shipping routes. But the resulting lowered emissions might have them re-close...

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from ingebrigtsen wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago
from ingebrigtsen wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

SHAME ON U ALL!!!!!!

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from ingebrigtsen wrote 2 years 38 weeks ago
from Mike Diehl wrote 2 years 38 weeks ago

Norwegian Spam. Yay.

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from Mike Diehl wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

I'd like to see how long they'd last if the US would withdraw from NATO. We spend something like $400Bn per year on personnel, equipment, and bases dedicated primarily to the defense of other nations. The US taxpayer carries Europe's defense burden, in return for the complete lack of fidelity from our so-called EU friends, and a complete lack of credible military support from our so-called allies. The UK being the only clear and most honorable exception to what I just wrote.

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from Mike Diehl wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

I don't think the Earth is gonna miss humanity that much after we wipe ourselves out by crapping in our own beds.

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from dukkillr wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

Yeah well we ship billions in aid to the rest of the world, so shut up and go back to Norway. Enough of the US hatred. You want to see how long ya'll would last if we stopped funding the UN, NATO, IMF, etc?

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from fliphuntr14 wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

so we can over fish a vast sea but we can't figure out to over fish asian carp?

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from sgtsly wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

more like from norwacky

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from shane wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

Labrador - Good news about the Arctic ice - there are open paths in it that never were before, so now we can drastically shorten shipping routes. But the resulting lowered emissions might have them re-close...

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from ingebrigtsen wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago
from ingebrigtsen wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

SHAME ON U ALL!!!!!!

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from ingebrigtsen wrote 2 years 38 weeks ago
from Mike Diehl wrote 2 years 38 weeks ago

Norwegian Spam. Yay.

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from labrador12 wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

Did you guys know that Norway actually drills for oil offshore? We can't do that here.

I'm willing to bet that there will be fish in UK waters by 2050. I won't be alive to see them but they will be there. Just as there is ice in the Arctic and snow in Montana twenty years after Algore's An inconvenient Truth, this is another piece of scaremongering poppycock!

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from ingebrigtsen wrote 2 years 39 weeks ago

there is the reason why we norwegians have a well armed coastguard and fierce fishing restrictions in our waters.. also the reson why we manage our whale population.. and btw iceland wouldnt behave like that if they werenth so affected by the world economic crisis u yanks started (seathingt with anger) friggin fix your economy so the rest of the world can save the planet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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