For the past 50 years, we’ve been fishing the seas like we clear-cut forests. It’s hard to overstate the destruction. Ninety percent of large fish, the ones we love — the tunas, the halibuts, the salmons, swordfish — they’ve collapsed.

Dan Barber

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Source: "How I Fell in Love with a Fish." TED2010. Feb. 2010. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote by chef and scholar Dan Barber means that humankind is over-farming the ocean's fish, causing populations of popular fish people like to eat to plummet by 90 percent. The quote is from Barber's 2010 TED Talk about his pursuit of a sustainably farmed fish. Watch the full TED Talk here: Dan Barber - How I Fell in Love with a Fish