"Among its most notable findings, the research has revealed that the world passed "peak fish" – a peak in the biomass, or weight, of fish caught from the world's oceans – in the late 1980s. Since then, while there have been regional variations, the global fish haul has gradually sunk."
As this article in The National Fisherman describes, it seems that as fuel prices increase, more fisherman might decide not to hit the high seas.
“These boats have to weigh whether to pay $8,000 on fuel to go out and catch $10,000 worth of fish,” Loga says. “High fuel prices will be the biggest issue facing the industry this summer, not NMFS, not PETA and not the weather.”
I noticed higher-than-normal prices for shrimp at the grocery store last night. Very often the only shrimp that are available come from