If something can’t continue, it won’t

Japanese fishery depleted. By the same reasoning, I don’t believe we’ll reach a global population of 9 billion in 2050, but I don’t like to contemplate the means by which we won’t.

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4 responses to “If something can’t continue, it won’t

  1. Over-fishing is one thing.

    Eel eating another.
    http://e360.yale.edu/feature/a_steady_steep_decline_for_the_lowly_uncharismatic_eel/2316/

    But what part of this don’t you understand:

    NEW YORK, 11 March (UN Population Division/DESA) –
    World population is projected to
    reach 7 billion early in 2012, up from the current 6.8 billion, and surpass 9 billion people by
    2050, reveals the 2008 Revision of the official United Nations population estimates and
    projections, released today.

    Most of the additional 2.3 billion people will enlarge the population of developing countries,
    which is projected to rise from 5.6 billion in 2009 to 7.9 billion in 2050, and will be distributed
    among the population aged 15-59 (1.2 billion) and 60 or over (1.1 billion) because the number of
    children under age 15 in developing countries will decrease.

    In contrast, the population of the more developed regions is expected to change minimally,
    passing from 1.23 billion to 1.28 billion, and would have declined to 1.15 billion were it not for
    the projected net migration from developing to developed countries, which is projected to average
    2.4 million persons annually from 2009 to 2050.

  2. Towny

    Eels used to be vastly abundant. Even in Greenwich. In the 60’s/early 70’s, the eel population in the Mianus and on the saltwater side was very healthy. One could use a frog spear, and spear a couple at night, from the banks, just below the Mianus River dam. I never ate them though. They were great trolling for striper bait.

    As a kid we used to catch them, unexpectantly, all the time in the Husted Lane, Lake Ave, and Resovoir lakes. Out on the sound too. Man can they fight. I have to admit , I havent seen caught a native eel in years. But they can be bought, live, in Stamford for bait.

    Nice to see the burgals, starfish, weakfish, blue crabs, bonita, seals, and different crustaceans making a comeback. Would be nice to be able to harvest mussels again.

    If these animals are making a comeback…..where did they go?

    • I used to catch eels all the time, Towny. Put a nail through their head into a cutting board, skin them, eat ’em. Good stuff, and their reversed skins, iridescent blue, slipped over wooden plugs, made great striped bass lures.

  3. out looking in

    eel is yummy, especially on rice..not sure of the variety, though