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 Posted: Tue Aug 15th, 2017 02:53 pm
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Hook

 

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Richard, after having vacationed a bit in Spain and Greece, I can say that there is little fish of any commercial value left in the Mediterranean. Most all the swordfish and tuna you see on the menus is from elsewhere. They will still find the occasional sardine school and hidden octopus, but, unless they declare a moratorium on fishing, it is probably as doomed as the Sea of Cortez. On bodies of water so bounded by land, it's easy for commercials to lay lines across their only avenue of escape.


It's been like this for a long time. Here is a Nat Geo article from 2012.


https://voices.nationalgeographic.org/2012/03/02/overfishing-leaves-much-of-mediterranean-a-dead-sea-study-finds/