November 15, 2010

Pacific Island nations face possible future of lifeless waters



A new report, published by the intergovernmental Secretariat of the Pacific Community based in New Caledonia warns that overfishing and climate change could empty the regions’ waters of fish in just 25 years.

The report noted that some types of tuna are already dangerously overexploited and that as fish populations around the world decline, the region would face even more pressure from foreign fleets.

According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), more than 1,800 fish species are at risk of extinction worldwide, representing more than 20% of all populations. Many scientists have pointed out that these changes represent a sixth mass extinction in the past half a billion years on Earth, with this being the first to be caused by humans.

International scientists, we are grateful for your efforts to alert the public to the hazardous changes that could soon lead to complete depletion of marine life. May humanity quickly turn to such sustaining measures as plant-based food choices for our oceans to thrive once more.

Speaking with concern during an October 2009 videoconference in Indonesia, Supreme Master Ching Hai addressed the devastating impacts of fishing while highlighting the need to adopt the vegan lifestyle in order to save the seas, and in turn, the planet.

Supreme Master Ching Hai: "Meat production” also means fishing. After billions of these underwater animals have been snatched from their homes and killed en masse, our oceans are now gravely imbalanced. The cumulative impact of all these destructive activities is really beyond measure.

We desperately need the fish in the sea to balance the ocean; otherwise our lives will be in danger. God puts them there for a reason. Now that we also understand the immeasurable benefits for the organic vegan diet, we can simply step forward and implement this solution, which offers not only better personal health, but literally can save the entire planet, the entire world.

http://www.physorg.com/news/2010-10-pacific-fisheries-collapse.html
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/nphotos/Graphic-on-the-Pacific-islands/photo/27102010/24/photo/photos-n-top-news-graphic-pacific-islands.html
http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/programs/biodiversity/elements_of_biodiversity/ ...

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