Don’t eat fish; the tragedy of the Commons


It was made official that chances for Bluefin Tuna to go extinct this year were pretty accurate.   The report says that the Atlantic bluefin are “Critically Endangered” given that its population numbers have declined by upwards of 80 percent since the 1970s. Even recently instituted stricter restrictions on allowable catch levels may be too little too late for the huge migratory fish.  It is now clear that all the restrictions done by the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) and the U.N. Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) failed to work.  And yes, the only solution was to privatize the commerce of this important fish for the ecosystem of our seas.

A couple nights ago, I was sitting with my family at home. It was late at night and the TV was on playing the scariest videos I’ve seen. It seems that the world is slowly dying and this time, it is humans that are to be blamed. The Pacific Ocean is slowly dying.

Video: Don’t eat fish

But it is not only humans who are to be blamed. As a matter of fact, this is a more complex story than people trowing trash to the sea. This is part of what Garrett Hardin first published in the journal Science in 1968; it is called the Tragedy of the Commons and it seems that the only solution the seas & the planet have on their side is to privatize the seas.

Really, it is the only solution left for the seas. If interested in learning more about sea privatization take a look of this videos,

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