The apocalypse has a new date: 2048.
That’s when the world’s oceans will be empty of fish, predicts an international team of ecologists and economists.
The cause: the disappearance of species due to overfishing, pollution, habitat loss, and climate change.
Will oceans be fished by 2048?
Oceans without fish by 2048. A 2006 study by Boris Worm, PhD, of Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, — with colleagues in the U.K., U.S., Sweden, and Panama says that If humans keep fishing at the current pace, there will be no more fish left in the oceans by 2048.
What would happen to the ocean without fish?
Without them, life as we know it will not be possible. The ocean will no longer be able to perform many of its essential functions, leading to a lower quality of life. People will starve as they lose one of their main food sources. The effects of a world without fish in the sea would be felt by everyone.
Will there be fish in 2050?
The world will be able to catch an additional 10 million metric tons of fish in 2050 if management stays as effective as it is today, says the report. If such a management system is enforced, an additional 35 million metric tons of fish could be caught sustainably in 2050.
How long does the ocean have left?
Those who believe Earth’s oceans are on an evaporation course say they have about 4 billion years left. By then, our aging sun will have swelled into a red giant, 100 times its size. By this point, Earth’s temperatures will be in the thousands of degrees.
Which sea has no fish?
The Dead Sea
Will the sea run out of fish?
All seafood will run out in 2050, say scientists. The world’s stocks of seafood will have collapsed by 2050 at present rates of destruction by fishing, scientists said yesterday. A four-year study of 7,800 marine species around the world’s ecosystems has concluded that the long-term trend is clear and predictable.
How many fish are left in the ocean?
An estimated 70 percent of fish populations are fully used, overused, or in crisis as a result of overfishing and warmer waters. If the world continues at its current rate of fishing, there will be no fish left by 2050, according to a study cited in a short video produced by IRIN for the special report.
What if water never existed?
Without water vapor acting as a greenhouse gas, the surface temperature would drop substantially, maybe even to below freezing temperatures, but that wouldn’t matter as much with nothing left to freeze. The oceans would be laid bare, dwarfing the Grand Canyon so utterly as
What happens if all the fish die?
If every fish in the world died it would cause all aquatic ecosystems to collapse since fish of all species are vital to the aquatic food web. For example, if one species, say a type of shark, ate mostly fish (or a more specific type of fish such as tuna) then that type of shark would die out from lack of proper food.