Athens, Greece (CNM) In a stunning report Monday issued by the NGO Oceanica the very "last fish" was taken out of the Mediterranean this week leaving an entire body of water completely devoid of any fish life for the first time in recorded history. "It is a major environmental disaster".
Surprisingly the taking of the "last fish" was caught on film. Policy makers from 5 countries that rely on fish from the Med are debating what to do next. As fish populations have plummeted over the years, governmental infighting and agency abuses have left the Med open to illegal and suspect commercial factory ships and long liners.
"What we have on tape is none of those" said Una Karapledies from Oceanica's Athens office. "The last fish taken in the Med was taken by Kostoglou Stelios a well known Speed Spiro who harvested 3000 fish in one hour, unfortunately cleaning out the last of the entire Mediterranean fish population in the process":
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