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Photos Show Dramatic Decline In Trophy Fish Sizes In 50 Years

Fish is getting smaller due to heavier fishing activity and other factors according to Jeremy Jackson, who is the Director of the Center for Marine Biodiversity & Conservation of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and was also a speaker on the last Seafood Summit, in San Diego – California.

His presentation – The State of the Oceans in 2009 – approaches many changes on world fisheries over the years, including the tuna fisheries in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean. According to him, the current increasing patter on tuna catches in that area “cannot be sustainable”.

Mr. Jackson applies the current depleted state of the world fisheries to three factors:
  1. Overfishing;
  2. Pollution
  3. Climate change
To support his theory, Jeremy Jackson shows three worthy-seeing pictures of the Key West Trophy Fish contest, which follows below. The difference in size is worrying.