"UK Study Shows 94 Percent Fish Stock Fall Since 1889"

"British fish stocks have dropped by 94 percent in the past 118 years and commercial fishing has profoundly changed seabed ecosystems, leading to a collapse in numbers of many species, scientists said on Tuesday.

The dramatic decline means fisherman working today land only a fraction of the fish caught by their predecessors 100 years ago, when the British fleet brought in four times more fish, according to a study by researchers at the University of York."

Kate Kelland reports for Reuters May 5, 2010.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010