"The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations reports that by 2048, most commercial fisheries will have collapsed. If fishing collapses, so do we. I know it sounds sort of dramatic, but commercial fishing has the potential to destroy civilization as we know it. To stop the cycle, I’d shut it all down. But that’s not going to happen.
As an alternative, I’d first close the Mediterranean, which is basically fished out already, then I’d shut down the Gulf of Mexico and the Southern Ocean."
-- Paul Watson, captain of the Steve Irwin, founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and subject of the television series Whale Wars