Saturday, January 01, 2011

Fish in the sky

Oh my Gaia! Ten percent of the 21st century has passed already. And we continue to live in a mess!

I like this photo I took this week in Barcelona. End-of-year street ligtening in the Barceloneta district. Plenty of fish, plenty of tuna, plenty of bluefins in the sky. I wish it'd help people passing by realize that there is less fish in the sea than when the 21st century began.

According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), over 70% percent of the world's fisheries resources are now either overexploited, fully exploited, significantly depleted or recovering from overexploitation. The UN-designated International Year of Biodiversity has ended yesterday. Meanwhile, only a mere 1% of the ocean is enjoying protection.