In 2048, your F&B choices may go from fish, chicken or meat to chicken or meat. According to a study published in the journal Science, that’s when all seafood populations are expected to collapse in fresh and saltwater reserves, if current overfishing and pollution trends continue unabated.
The good news is it’s not too late to do something about it. Researchers promote focusing on ecosystem rather than single species management, preventing overfishing and putting tighter controls on pollution. Forty-eight areas worldwide have followed these guidelines, and the diversity of local species recovered dramatically.