You’ve probably already heard that the ocean fish stocks on which we depend are already 90% depleted. Well, this L.A. Times article, A Primeval Tide of Toxins, not only confirms that, but also discusses the effects of this on the rest of the ocean. The chemical and biological content of the ocean is even beginning to make people sick just from getting hit by a nice sea breeze. What the hell are we doing to this poor planet and the rest of its inhabitants? Is the current mass extinction so bad that we are reverting the planet or even just large swaths of it to their Precambrian state? Read the article and find out.
When deciding what fish are still reasonably OK to eat, please check out this Seafood Mini Guide that rates based not only on sustainability but on your health as well. Many fish have rather a lot of mercury, PCBs, and other toxins. Top level predators tend to be both bad for your health due to the accumulation of toxins up the food chain and bad environmentally due to slower reproduction and longer time to reach maturity.
Lastly, please remember that when we trash the oceans, we are trashing 70% of the Earth’s surface.