Global fish stocks are at an all-time low, and many fear that the oceans may be heading past a point where recovery is possible. And the impact is starting to be felt.
The European Union has issued a new set of restrictions on fishing. A coalition of chefs have agreed to stop serving the now-endangered Chilean sea bass, and many fisherman are finding themselves out of work.
Fish continues to be the biggest source of protein in the world. But someday soon, the fish may all be gone. This hour, how to keep the world fish stocks afloat.
Jeremy Jackson, Scripps Institute of Oceanography
Susan Farrady, Portland, Maine Ocean Conservancy
Suzanne Iudicello, writer and researcher on the economics of the fishing industry
This program aired on June 5, 2002.