Warming of the sea will lead to less oxygen in the water and therefore fish won’t be able to grow, shrinking in size by anything up to a quarter. Fish will migrate from warmer water to the relatively oxygen rich areas near the poles This will have dire effects upon the food chain in the ocean as well as the world’s fisheries and the availability of protein for human consumption. (Trust humans to think of their own stomachs first!)
The pending disaster is of course worsened by the overfishing that already occurs and the thoughtless proliferation of humanity.
However The End is not yet upon us as I can suggest solutions…
Firstly Homo Sapiens must stop breeding at such an appalling rate. Fewer people would place less strain upon the fish supply and if people could train themselves to breathe less oxygen they too would grow less and therefore need less food thus saving a few fish. Do you follow my impeccable logic?
Secondly, everyone should start fish-farming. TV should exhort the nation to breed tilapia in ponds in each and every vegetable garden and commercial fish farms should increase in size ten or twentyfold. On reflection the tilapia idea is a bad one. Their flesh is grey and they taste of mud. Far better to encourage industry so we have swarms of delectable edibles like these:
I think I’ll have to find a way of persuading the Fusspot and the Duvet Denier to invest in a salmon farm. After all, their survival, not to mention mine, could depend upon it.
- Are we witnessing the total demise of the tuna? (asopa.typepad.com)
- You Can Have Your Fish and Eat Them Too (newswatch.nationalgeographic.com)
- United Kingdom: Just 100 cod left in North Sea (telegraph.co.uk)