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Deep Sea Fish In Deep Ocean Trouble!

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A team of leading marine scientists from around the world are seriously recommending an end to most commercial deep sea fishing, because the world's largest ecosystem is unable to reproduce on human time scales. Deep ocean time can be centuries!

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PinkMindy E (567)
Thursday September 8, 2011, 5:23 am

Our oceans are dying and there is a struggle underway to protect and save what's left!

Bill K (4)
Thursday September 8, 2011, 5:37 am
For the ocean's sake please just stop buying seafood. They're not food. They're sea life and belong in the oceans and not on your plates.

The oceans cannot feed 7 billion people. Sylvia Earle is one of the world's most well known oceanographers and was chief scientist for NOAA. She has said of the seafood industry "It's not a harvest. It's the commercial taking of wildlife and there's no history of this ever having been done sustainably. The idea of continuing to take hundreds of millions of tons of wildlife is inexcusable, and with these bottom trawl nets! I use the analogy of taking squirrels and rabbits out of the forest using a bulldozer."

She is one marine biologist who cares enough about the oceans to not only stop eating sea life, but she's also vegetarian since animal agriculture is one of the largest polluters of our oceans.


PinkMindy E (567)
Thursday September 8, 2011, 5:47 am

I agree Bill, so here is one of my Vegan alternative dishes to share here:

Watch the proper preparation for this vegan dish, a tasty and healthy Quinoa Tabouli Salad, as it is whipped-up right before your eyes on camera! ***Also see my comment #1 for the current related links, because I shall be posting this shortly.

> "Healthy Vegan Recipes On Video: Today A Quinoa Tabouli Salad Is Prepared" @ Care2 News:

. (0)
Thursday September 8, 2011, 9:54 am
noted. always bad news. If not animals, then fish who are are in jeopardy. Our oceans are being raped and we need to save them while we can.

Edo R (71)
Thursday September 8, 2011, 9:58 am
Thanks for sharing!

Carol H (229)
Friday September 9, 2011, 4:44 am
noted, thank you

Cheree M (46)
Friday September 9, 2011, 4:50 am
Noted, TY

Past Member (0)
Friday September 9, 2011, 9:17 am
Noted, TY PinkMindy

Andreia C (15)
Friday September 9, 2011, 9:36 am
Thanks PinkMindy.


Go Vegan :D
... And save the fish.

Past Member (0)
Friday September 9, 2011, 11:24 am
Thanks for sharing!

Robert T (62)
Friday September 9, 2011, 12:34 pm
Thanks for the info. I have sent this article on to others.

Past Member (0)
Friday September 9, 2011, 12:54 pm
OUT! OUT! OUT! Go Vegan.

Tim C (2420)
Friday September 9, 2011, 1:23 pm

Hartson D (39)
Friday September 9, 2011, 1:29 pm
I don't eat fish. Too many problems, mercury, radiation, depletion, farming pollution, decease from over crowding, These are a few things and now they want us to eat franken fish. Sorry. This is like Marge feeding Mr. Burns the three eyed fish from his cooling pond for his nuclear power plant.

Mike S (86)
Friday September 9, 2011, 1:42 pm
Noted and thank you.

Robert G (3)
Friday September 9, 2011, 3:58 pm
it was only a matter of time and the time has come.

. (0)
Friday September 9, 2011, 4:30 pm
Why do we keep polluting our oceans? We spent more on space exploration than spending it on saving our oceans. They keep our world alive.

Bruce V (7)
Friday September 9, 2011, 5:05 pm
This is not commercial fishing it's the rape and murder of our oceans. Bottom dragging must be banned and a global movement needs to take place.

Past Member (0)
Friday September 9, 2011, 5:30 pm
Does this surprise me not in the least what ever man needs he will kill off and wonder why this happens because they don't see the forest for the trees and never will until it is to late and that is a fact.

Ralph F (66)
Friday September 9, 2011, 5:33 pm
It's a good time to reduce or eliminate seafood from our diets. It is a difficult decision but one I made recently -- no more seafood on my plate.

reft h (66)
Friday September 9, 2011, 6:02 pm
Even if we don't eat fish anymore, we have still doomed life in the ocean....

A "plastic soup" of waste floating in the Pacific Ocean is growing at an alarming rate and now covers an area twice the size of the continental United States, scientists have said.

The vast expanse of debris in effect the world's largest rubbish dump is held in place by swirling underwater currents. This drifting "soup" stretches from about 500 nautical miles off the Californian coast, across the northern Pacific, past Hawaii and almost as far as Japan.

Charles Moore, an American oceanographer who discovered the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch" or "trash vortex", believes that about 100 million tons of flotsam are circulating in the region. Marcus Eriksen, a research director of the US-based Algalita Marine Research Foundation, which Mr Moore founded, said yesterday: "The original idea that people had was that it was an island of plastic garbage that you could almost walk on. It is not quite like that. It is almost like a plastic soup. It is endless for an area that is maybe twice the size as continental United States."

,... from the Independent, UK

Bonnie B (103)
Friday September 9, 2011, 6:07 pm
Noted, thanks, PinkMindy. Humans waste SO much! They kill thousands of other life in the ocean for a particular type of fish and then there is the general over fishing and the horror of shark finning and the whale and dolphin slaughter... If we do not curb our own population and stop raping and abusing every little bit of the planet, Mother Nature will cull our herd for us and it won't be pretty...and it's all ready happening.

Aletta K (146)
Friday September 9, 2011, 6:19 pm
Noted , thanks , no fish on our table !

KS G (0)
Friday September 9, 2011, 6:27 pm
Thanks for the article.

Samuel Kellett (0)
Friday September 9, 2011, 7:23 pm
It All Boils Down To PROFITS, Corporations PROFIT, MOTHER NATURE PAYS!

Saleem Nawaz (0)
Friday September 9, 2011, 10:48 pm
really i like

Past Member (0)
Saturday September 10, 2011, 2:00 am
Good reading. Thanks for posting.

Colleen L (3)
Saturday September 10, 2011, 2:16 am
Good article. I pray that our world learns to stop polluting our oceans and all other Mother Nature created beauty. Thanks PinkMindy

Juliana D (18)
Saturday September 10, 2011, 2:59 am
I stopped eating fish when I learned of this. No more.

Jen Debeer (2)
Saturday September 10, 2011, 3:52 am

Past Member (0)
Saturday September 10, 2011, 4:30 am
no place to hide

Past Member (0)
Saturday September 10, 2011, 4:38 am
thanks and noted

. (0)
Saturday September 10, 2011, 5:51 am
Thanks Mindy for the info, noted and forwarded!

Cheryl B (64)
Saturday September 10, 2011, 5:52 am

Cheryl B (64)
Saturday September 10, 2011, 5:53 am
thanks, PinkMindy, for telling the world

Alice C (1797)
Saturday September 10, 2011, 6:30 am
Ocean dumping has been an ongoing problem...the junk kills ocean life and washes up on our beaches all over the world. Ocean dumping must be put to a stop !

Brenda T (0)
Saturday September 10, 2011, 7:05 am
We must protect the oceans of the world .

Jana R (65)
Saturday September 10, 2011, 7:11 am
Noted & thank you.

Nancy C (806)
Saturday September 10, 2011, 7:30 am
If the 20% who are unemployed in the US, and the starving, ill who have nothing at all could get help, and the 98% in the US would pay even half the taxes that they should, we could ALL be concerned about the oceans and our planet. Vegetarians rule!!!

Carlene V (202)
Saturday September 10, 2011, 8:02 am
We must protect our oceans and all living creatures. Continuing to mess with Mother Nature is not good.

Marianna m (9)
Saturday September 10, 2011, 8:08 am
we must protect our oceans. not like we did so far. we did nothing just damage

Asiatic L (49)
Saturday September 10, 2011, 8:10 am
so tragic...

Helle H (21)
Saturday September 10, 2011, 8:46 am
Thanks for the information.

Phyllis P (237)
Saturday September 10, 2011, 10:32 am
Good for you for posting this. I read an article 5 YEARS AGO, that said, if we keep eating fish at the rate we do, in 50 years the ocean population will be close to extinction. They cannot reproduce fast enough to keep up with human consumption. Again, good job Pink Mindy!!!

Svetlana B (20)
Saturday September 10, 2011, 3:58 pm
Save all fish! Oceans should be more protected. So glad I don't eat fish.

Dominic Delarmente (33)
Saturday September 10, 2011, 8:55 pm
Stop polluting our earth there is no proving evidence for its replacement,were doomed.Thank you Pinkmindy for sharing.

Melanie Andrus (0)
Sunday September 11, 2011, 11:30 am
Where can we sigh/protest:??? Greedy idiot humans will NOT limit fishing unless we MAKE them!!!!!!!

Ingrid A (524)
Sunday September 11, 2011, 12:03 pm
Noted. Thanks.

Emily D (88)
Sunday September 11, 2011, 8:08 pm
noted thank you. SO mad and angering. This needs to stop!!!

mike d (13)
Sunday September 11, 2011, 8:22 pm
If the oceans die,we all die,simple as that...noted,thanks...go vegan!!

William Y (54)
Sunday September 11, 2011, 8:37 pm
More typical human greed causing problems in nature.

alicia m (97)
Monday September 12, 2011, 7:46 am
noted, gracias

PinkMindy E (567)
Monday September 12, 2011, 10:51 pm

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Ronald N (3)
Tuesday September 13, 2011, 1:53 pm
Thanks PinkMindy. These are the facts often pushed aside. The fishing habitat is being wiped out by careless commercial fishing, as well as environmental changes and the habitual denial by many of the corporate interests that have no desire to change for the sake of ecology.

David E (1)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 5:29 am
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