“.....Doesn't have anything to do with IT its just simply more people.”Pez. The bluefin haven't been this good since the 1930's. All that is occurring across much of the board is MSY fishing. That S stands for sustainable. I am not a fan of that amount of fishing but it does have the benefit of feeding a lot of people. The US is more conservative than the other nations pursuing larger populations of fish which is a level of fishing that ensures larger stock biomasses than MSY. They have a very good record at doing it most of the successes coming in the last 20 years. Perhaps you might figure that out if you get back out there and do more fishing.
Yes deep baja runs in the 60's were incredible, virgin populations of fish. But the world's population has more than doubled since 1960. The demand for seafood has gone up tremendously. Places where fishing isn't occurring has greatly diminished. Doesn't have anything to do with IT its just simply more people. So unless you want to personally become the arbiter of who lives and dies it is just something society needs to continue to find better ways to deal with it. BTW last time I drove back from Oregon with my wife a decade ago I went through the biggest bug splatter zone of my life. I think your problem is you are viewing through yo daddy's propaganda and have stopped living it becoming more of a homebody instead. My perception is the 50's and 60's were great, 70's, 80', and most of the 90's not so great. The 00's and 10's far better and improving. I have confidence in the 20's as a result. Was sitting in with a workgroup on a review of a sustainability program sponsored by the feds. What impressed me the most was the negativity in attitude of the surveys. IMO, we hit bottom ecosystem wise probably in the 80's though that could have been fall out from the cooling planet that preceded that. But it did spur a lot of environmental interest. Now most who answered the call then are encouraged, but those sitting by the wayside listening to appeal for money from their daddy's aren't and as a result the group with the least positive outlook is the small guy trying to make a living. . . . attitudes crushed politically by overly zealous couch potatoes who get their talking points from TV, Radio, and wealthy. And have forgotten how to live life. Which reminds me the best Super Bowl ad this year was Bass Pro Shops.