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How big is the impact that humans have on the emptiness of oceans?

Globally The Census of Marine Life concluded in 2010 that 90 percent of the large fish are gone, primarily because of overfishing. This includes many of the fish we love to eat, like Atlantic ...
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How long would it take for oceans to recover if vegetarianism was the norm?

That's an interesting question. According to this article fisheries can recover even in ten years, so much faster than "a few human generations": The team ran computer simulations on a massive ...
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Do I really help by eating no meat but still eating fish ? How much is my environmental footprint reduced?

There are many ways to assess whether human activities are "good for the environment" but when it comes to eating fish, the major concern is about rapidly declining fish populations in all oceans ...
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How long would it take for oceans to recover if vegetarianism was the norm?

There is a lot of uncertainty around marine ecosystem recovery. In some areas, there are concerns that even if all fishing stopped, the ecosystem would never return to it's former state. Part of the ...
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