Monday, November 06, 2006

Planning to retire and go fishing? Not so fast.

Many of us dream of retiring after 40 or 50 years of hard work to a cottage near the ocean, with days spent fishing instead of pushing paper or pencils or whatever your boring job is. Well, there's one more thing you might not have to look forward to anymore.

Or so warns a team of ecologists and economists in a report in Friday's issue of the journal Science. These dream-bashers suggest that if current trends of overfishing and pollution continue, the populations of virtually all seafood will be gone by the year 2048.

In 2048, I'll be in my 70's, and was hoping to use "fishing" as an excuse to go relax on my boat at least four days a week. Now what am I going to use as an excuse?

Read more about this research at SlashDot and at CBS.