30 March, 2013 - About My Planet
Here’s some bad news for USA anglers and those who enjoy a fish meal. A recent study has found that nearly 40% of the freshwater fish to be found in North America are in serious trouble and if action is not taken to protect them, they may soon disappear. In 1989 there were 364 types of fish that were found to be in danger of disappearing. Today the number is 700, an increase of 92% in 19 years! These 700 types are broken up into:
230 are vulnerable to further dangerous decrease in their numbers
190 are facing a major threat to their existence and
380 are already seriously endangered.
In addition 61 types of fish are thought to now be extinct... http://www.aboutmyplanet.com/environment/fishing-troubled-waters/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Aboutmyplanetcom+%28aboutMyPlanet.com%29