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Fish Has Chips

by | 15th, May 2003

‘IN the hunt for alternatives to the endangered cod, fishermen have been trawling the depths and bringing up all manner of creatures.

99% brine, 1% driftwood

But jamming these aquatic beasts headfirst into cans is causing their numbers to dwindle.

The Guardian has seen evidence that the populations of tuna, marlin and swordfish have fallen by as much as 90% since the 1950s.

The man behind one report into how fish numbers are in drastic decline, a Professor Meyers, says that mankind is ”vastly over-exploiting the oceans”

”What we have now are just the remnants,” he says.

It’s a view shared by Callum Roberts, marine ecologist at the University of York, who says: ”We will be converting plankton into crabsticks before long.”

To use that promise sounds like something of a breakthrough, and a dramatic improvement of the usual stick formula of sand, fly larva and treacle.

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