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"In the ocean, though, trends remain troubling. Unlike on land, we have not yet replaced hunting wild animals with farming. Once refrigeration came along, 'the democratization of sushi changed everything for sea life. Fish biomass in intensively exploited fisheries appears to be about oneā€tenth the level of the fish in those seas a few decades or hundred years ago.'"
Jesse Ausubel: Nature is Rebounding: Land- and Ocean-sparing through Concentrating Human Activities - The Long Now http://longnow.org/seminars/02015/jan/13/nature-rebounding-land-and-ocean-sparing-through-concentrat...