The Perils Of Overfishing, Part 2

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This is the second segment of Fresh Air's two-part interview with Daniel Pauly. The first part of the interview aired Nov. 2, 2009.

Daniel Pauly, a professor at the Fisheries Centre of the University of British Columbia, warns that the global fishing industry has drastically depleted the number of fish in the oceans.

In an Oct. 7, 2009 article entitled "Aquacalypse Now: The End of Fish," published by The New Republic, Pauly writes that in the past 50 years "we have reduced the populations of large commercial fish, such as bluefin tuna, cod, and other favorites, by a staggering 90 percent."

Pauly writes that as the declining fish populations will effect the larger ecosystem upon which all species — including humans — rely.



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