Saturday, January 31, 2009

End of the Line

The book is sitting on my bedside table.

I can't wait to see the movie.

Pg 4 comes with the realization that in a single human lifetime we have inflicted a crisis on the oceans greater than any yet caused by pollution. That crisis compares with the destruction of mammoths, bison, and whales, the rape of rain forests, and the pursuit of bush meat. As a method of mass destruction, fishing with modern technology is the most destructive activity on Earth.

Pg 5
This book argues that, as a result of overfishing, we are nearing the end of the line for fish stocks and whole ecosystems in the world's oceans, and that it is time we arranged things differently.


Jen said...


That's all. Just "whoa."

Andie said...

The movie looks heartbreaking. Like the sea life version of "Earthlings" without the alarmism. (or with it, maybe?)

Will you post again when you've finished the book? I'd love a review! I'll likely end up reading it myself, but still...