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Worthless waters

By midcentury, seas' value may be drained

7:47am, November 1, 2006

The biological riches of the oceans will be spent within decades if current trends continue. A global analysis of marine ecology predicts that wild seafood will effectively disappear by midcentury.

"People have fished for as long as we've dwelled on the planet," says study leader Boris Worm. "Within our lifetime, it's going to be over."

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