Silent Slaughter: Global Fish Crisis: Still Waters, April 2007 National Geographic Magazine

Fish is a rich source of protein that feeds the world, and for one billion people, it is the ONLY source.
Fresh fish is stocked in restaurants and marketplaces where shoppers choose swordfish and other delicacies. Meeting that demand, trawlers with miles of nets clean ocean floors. As a result in Africa, people pick over bones of what is left and are forced to look for food elsewhere. A crisis builds as does pressures from the fishing industry. Empty oceans are estimated within 40 years.

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