To say the future of fish (and fishing) is threatened is an understatement, according to “The Scales Fall,” Elizabeth Kolbert’s article in the current issue of The New Yorker.
"If the Atlantic bluefin tuna were the first species to be fished into oblivion, its destruction would be shameful. But, of course, its story has become routine. Cod, once so plentiful off the coast of Newfoundland that they could be scooped up in baskets, are now scarce. The same goes for halibut, haddock, swordfish, marlin, and skate; it’s been calculated that stocks of large predatory fish have declined by ninety per cent in the past half century."Click here to read the entire story.