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(Salon)   Over one-third of freshwater fish are at risk of extinction   (salon.com) divider line
    More: Scary, Extinction, Endangered species, IUCN Red List, Conservation biology, Biodiversity, Ecology, freshwater fish, Biodiversity Action Plan  
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2021-02-24 5:45:05 AM  
Im pretty sure that is wayyyyyy lowballing things

try 80%. And then in 10 years just go ahead and add in the last 20%
 
2021-02-24 6:31:24 AM  
They ain't tasty enough to keep around.
 
2021-02-24 6:53:04 AM  
If evolution was real, these fish would evolve to avoid extinction.  It's science!!!
 
2021-02-24 6:58:55 AM  
Good, more space for salted fish
 
2021-02-24 7:17:24 AM  
Meanwhile flying carp and snakehead fish doing fine.
 
2021-02-24 7:46:34 AM  
Maybe people should quit using streams, rivers and lakes as sewers and chemical dumps.

Just a thought.
 
2021-02-24 7:54:13 AM  
"So long and thanks."
 
2021-02-24 8:15:40 AM  
Army corps of engineers: "Let's dam up that river. Poison all the fish, then stock it  with game fish, that will encourage fishermen to come here and spend money. Yup yup yup."

30 years later you got catfish the size of dogs begging in schools the size of a school bus at the docks.

But someone got millions in taxpayers money and it was not the farmers and townspeople whose livelihoods, cemeteries, and homes are at the bottom of a hydroelectric dam now.

They are paying a utility company for light. And heat. And taxes on that dam's upkeep.

But beware of socialism.
 
2021-02-24 12:30:24 PM  
At least here in the US the water is a lot cleaner than it was 30 to 50 years ago.
 
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