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Here Are Our Overfished Oceans, in 1900 and 2000

Image: David McCandless

Here's a rather depressing infographic showing the Northern Atlantic's fish populations in the years 1900 and 2000. It depicts popularly eaten fish, including bluefin tuna, cod, haddock, hake, halibut, herring, mackerel, pollock, salmon, sea trout, striped bass, sturgeon, and turbot. The idea is to raise awareness of the fact that although our point of reference for environmental normalcy is the way things were in our youth, the oceans have actually been overfished for much, much longer than that.

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