Wow. I am very surprised. I just didn’t realize that things were so bad in the world’s oceans. So of course, I’m no expert on this but clearly there is a problem and it needs to be acted upon. There would be tons of opposition to Sens’ idea, of course. But let’s be science-y about it: the evidence we have *so far* compels the view that fish are in dire straits (hahaha), and we need to move quickly to keep the entire ocean ecosystem from turning into a dead, barren world. If the 50-year figure is accurate, well that’s basically the blink of an eye in nature’s time.

Unless another study comes out proving this one is seriously flawed, we have only two choices: stop overfishing now by choice, or have it forced upon us in 50 years.