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Is the RSPB failing seabirds?

In recent reports the RSPB claim that climate change is altering the availability of sandeels and causing seabirds such as kittiwakes, Arctic terns and Arctic skuas to fail to breed successfully. What about fishing?

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Where have all the sandeels gone?

Most people accept that the North Sea has been subjected to the most appalling overfishing. Whitefish stocks have collapsed and the mackerel and herring fisheries are all but commercially extinct.

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Ocean crisis

One of the long-established ecological principles is that large animals are less abundant than smaller ones. There are fewer elephants than antelope which are less numerous than rabbits. Because larger animals need more resources an ecosystem can support fewer of them.

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Overfishing is a threat to human existence

Virtually every threat to life in the sea is attributable to our use of the ‘wait and see principle’, which allows overexploitation, ecosystem destruction or pollution so long as someone gains economically and the environmental consequences are uncertain.

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Is the RSPB failing seabirds?

In recent reports the RSPB claim that climate change is altering the availability of sandeels and causing seabirds such as kittiwakes, Arctic terns and Arctic skuas to fail to breed successfully. What about fishing?

READ MORE
Where have all the sandeels gone?

Most people accept that the North Sea has been subjected to the most appalling overfishing. Whitefish stocks have collapsed and the mackerel and herring fisheries are all but commercially extinct.

READ MORE
Ocean crisis

One of the long-established ecological principles is that large animals are less abundant than smaller ones. There are fewer elephants than antelope which are less numerous than rabbits. Because larger animals need more resources an ecosystem can support fewer of them.

READ MORE
Overfishing is a threat to human existence

Virtually every threat to life in the sea is attributable to our use of the ‘wait and see principle’, which allows overexploitation, ecosystem destruction or pollution so long as someone gains economically and the environmental consequences are uncertain.

READ MORE

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