Profound Decline in Fish Stocks Shown in UK Records

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Wed, May 5th, 2010 15:05 by capnasty NEWS

Over-fishing means UK trawlermen now have to work 17 times as hard for the same fish catch as 120 years ago, a study shows. Researchers used port records dating from the late 1800s, when mechanised boats were replacing sailing vessels. In the journal Nature Communications, they say this implies "an extrordinary decline" in fish stocks and "profound" ecosystem changes.

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