Fishing Fleets Grown and Growing far Beyond Fish Stocks & Fish Fertility


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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 01 June 2019

 

OCEANS, ICE, WATER, & FISH

Fleets Grown and Growing far Beyond Fish Stocks & Fish Fertility

More fishing vessels chasing fewer fish, new study finds,
University of Tasmania, May 27, 2019.

MAIN POINTS

Global Fishing Fleet Doubled, Catch Fell 80%
"...the world's fishing fleet doubled in size over the 65-years to 2015 but for the amount of effort expended the catch fell more than 80 per cent."

Mighty Fleet
"...the global fishing fleet grew from 1.7 million vessels in 1950 to 3.7 million in 2015."

Fish & Fertility Decline
"...the findings reflect growing pressure on marine resources and a fall in the abundance of fish."

As the Fleet Grows
"What we have seen over the last 65 years is more and more fishing vessels chasing fewer fish."

Fish vs Fleet
"...this measure paints a dark picture of the state of the ocean's resources."

Demand Growing as Resources Shrink
"...Southeast Asia, Latin America and the Southern Mediterranean indicates their fisheries expanded at a much faster rate than fish stocks could support."

Increasing Imbalance into Future
"...current worldwide trends we can expect to see a further one-million vessels on the water by mid-century and the average engine power of the global fleet continues to increase."

 

Earlier Fish Research

Feb 2019
E Asia Already lost up to 35% productivity
Warm Seas Scatter Fish

 

Dec 2018
2018 Ocean Research: O2 Distribution Changing in World’s Oceans

 

Nov 2018
Fish Rapidly Shifting Ranges following Rapid Temp Changes

 

March 2018
Long Term Damages
Fish, Oceans, & Climate Change: The Thousand Year Fishing Downturn

 

May 2018
Climate Change News: Warming Waters Push Fish to Cooler Waters

 

Feb 2018
Delta Smelt & Wild Fish in California all Headed for Extinction

 

Jan 2018
Climate Change News, 2018, Ocean Effects of Warming Times: Ocean Oxygen Disappearing

 

Sept 2017
Not a Planet for Old Fish

 

 

Sept 2017
Fish Challenged Everywhere,
With list of pre-2017 fish research links.

 

 

 

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