In a paper presented last week to a Quebec City convention of the American Fisheries Society, UBC fisheries professor Daniel Pauly says today, total catch has stopped growing and would be collapsing except for new technology.
Fishing-grounds have always been sustained by large areas where no fish were taken. But no longer. "Fishing vessels now can and, indeed, will catch, unless restrained, the last fish concentration in the world ocean," Pauly argues.
Pauly proposes vast areas where no fishing is allowed at all.