08 May 2009

We declared war on fish

... and won.

Here’s a picture taken of fishermen’s catch off the Florida Keys in the 1950s.


Here’s a picture taken of fishermen’s catch off the Florida Keys in 2007.


As always, it’s one thing to know intellectually that the big fish are being taken out of the ocean and that fisheries have collapsed around the world. It’s another thing to see such a stark visual depiction of it.

Spotted at Guilty Planet and at Observations of a Nerd.

1 comment:

Sarah the Buglady said...

Wow, that's sad. Sometimes I wonder how many animals that we all take for granted now, particularly the big, charismatic megafauna types, will become extinct in the next 50 years.