Net Loss: How We Continually Forget What the Oceans Really Used to Be Like

The phenomenon of shifting baselines means that each generation fails to realize how much worse the oceans are getting

The supertrawlers, with their onboard fish-processing centers, have made it possible for us to get flash-frozen fish from virtually anywhere in the world, often at the cost of the world’s poorest, who stand by as their governments sell the right to fish in their national waters to the highest bidders.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=shifting-baselines-in-ocean-fish-excerpt

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