From some it’s a way to pass the time, for some it’s a sport and for some it’s a way to survive. The world’s gone fishing, but for how much longer?

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The World's Gone Fishing

People ice-fish at sunset in the Golden Horn bay in Russia's Far Eastern city of Vladivostok February 11, 2008. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

The World's Gone Fishing

Villagers spear fish near Larantuka beach, on Indonesia's Flores island March 29, 2010. REUTERS/Beawiharta

The World's Gone Fishing

Villagers spear fish near Larantuka beach, on Indonesia's Flores island March 29, 2010. REUTERS/Beawiharta

The World's Gone Fishing

A fisherman casts his line opposite Britain's Houses of Parliament in London May 10, 2010. The Conservatives and Liberal Democrats said they made progress on Monday at talks to reach a power-sharing deal after an inconclusive election that has left markets looking for a swift end to political deadlock. REUTERS/Toby Melville

The World's Gone Fishing

A man walks on the beach in the early morning on Dauphin Island, Alabama May 10, 2010. Oil workers, volunteers and the military have been battling to shut off a gushing oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico and stop the huge spreading slick from reaching major ports, tourist beaches, wildlife refuges and fishing grounds. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

The World's Gone Fishing

A man inspects yellowfin tuna at the fishing port of Donggang, Pingtung county, southern Taiwan May 19, 2010. The UN Environment Program's green economy initiative warned on Monday that the world might be fishless by 2050 unless fishing fleets are slashed and stocks allowed to recover. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang

The World's Gone Fishing

A man walks among yellowfin tuna at the fishing port of Donggang, Pingtung county, southern Taiwan May 19, 2010. The UN Environment Program's green economy initiative warned on Monday that the world might be fishless by 2050 unless fishing fleets are slashed and stocks allowed to recover. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang

The World's Gone Fishing

A fisherman casts his fishing net into the Mekong river in Kandal province May 26, 2010. REUTERS/Chor Sokunthea

The World's Gone Fishing

A man fishes in early morning at the West lake in Hanoi July 2, 2010. REUTERS/Kham

The World's Gone Fishing

Palestinian fisherman Jamal Basala (L), whose access to the sea is restricted by Israel, prepares a net on Rafah beach in the southern Gaza Strip July 21, 2010. The blockade, tightened as Hamas Islamists hostile to Israel rose to power, has devastated the economy and with it hopes for a better future for Gaza's 1.5 million residents. Picture taken July 21, 2010. To match Feature PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL/GAZA REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

The World's Gone Fishing

A man fishes by a river near a newly constructed residential compound in Xiangfan, Hubei province September 10, 2010. Chinese property prices were up 9.3 percent in August from a year earlier and unchanged from July, according to an official survey of 70 cities published on Friday by the China Information News, a paper run by the National Bureau of Statistics. REUTERS/Stringer

The World's Gone Fishing

People fish in the Sea of Marmara, off a bridge in Istanbul September 13, 2010. Picture taken September 13, 2010. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

The World's Gone Fishing

A man casts his fishing line from Havana's seafront boulevard El Malecon July 5, 2009. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan

The World's Gone Fishing

A man fishes from a boat on a warm sunny day at Lake Leman near St-Saphorin July 16, 2009. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

The World's Gone Fishing

A fisherman catches a fish during the annual winter fishing festival on the frozen surface of Chagan Lake in Songyuan, Jilin province December 29, 2009. The festival attracts large numbers of fishmongers and visitors every winter, according to local media. Picture taken December 29, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

The World's Gone Fishing

A fisherman cleans his net at Lombolombo beach in Cabinda January 12, 2010.
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The World's Gone Fishing

A man fishes on the ice-covered Kazanka River, with the air temperature at about -25 degrees Celsius (-13 degrees Fahrenheit), in the Russian city of Kazan January 17, 2010. REUTERS/Andrei Rudakov

The World's Gone Fishing

A fisherman sits on the ice during snowfall at the Neva River in central St. Petersburg February 1, 2010. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk

The World's Gone Fishing

A mahout casts a net from his elephant in Thailand's Ayutthaya province, about 80 km (50 miles) north of Bangkok, May 5, 2008. REUTERS/ Sukree Sukplang.

The World's Gone Fishing

Fishermen attempt to catch the game fish and sharks following large shoals of sardines on Scottsburgh beach some 60 km (37 miles) south of Durban June 13, 2008. The east coast of South Africa is host to an annual migration of sardines which sees millions the fish shoaling up the coast line. REUTERS/Rogan Ward

The World's Gone Fishing

A man cycles past a fisherman as he casts a net into the Haihe River in the city of Tianjin, located 100 km (62 miles) east of Beijing February 9, 2009. REUTERS/David Gray

The World's Gone Fishing

A Sri Lankan stilt fisherman leaves with his catch in Ahangama, 180km (112 miles) south of Colombo, October 7, 2009. Stilt fishing is a traditional means of earning a livelihood in the area and each stilt is a prized possession handed down from generation to generation. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

The World's Gone Fishing

Sri Lankan fishermen wait to catch fish as they sit atop stilts in Ahangama, 180km (112 miles) south of Colombo, October 8, 2009. Stilt fishing is a traditional means of earning a livelihood in the area and each stilt is a prized possession handed down from generation to generation. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

The World's Gone Fishing

A fisherman mans his small boat at Inle lake in Myanmar November 4, 2009. Inle, Myanmar's second largest lake which is located 2,980 feet (908 metres) above sea level at Shan Hill, is one of the country's most popular tourist sites. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

The World's Gone Fishing

Hungarian fisherman collects fish at Central Europe's biggest fish pond complex in the Great Hungarian Plain at Hortobagy, 200km (124 miles) east from Budapest, November 20, 2009. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

The World's Gone Fishing

A kitten takes a bite from a fish caught by fishermen in Porto Velho in northern Brazil November 20, 2009. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

The World's Gone Fishing

A man casts a fishing net in the Makoko fishing community in Lagos November 21, 2009. Despite being the world's eighth biggest crude oil exporter, 70% of Nigeria's population lives below the poverty line, according to official sources. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

The World's Gone Fishing

A worker smells a dried fish to check its quality at a processing facility on the outskirts of Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, December 7, 2009. The dried fish, which weighs around 5 kg (11 lb) each, costs 56 yuan (about 8.2 USD) per kilo, local media said. REUTERS/Lang Lang

The World's Gone Fishing

A fisherman throws his net from atop a floating boom into a severely polluted river located on the outskirts of Beijing August 16, 2010. Almost a quarter of China's surface water remains so polluted that it is unfit even for industrial use, while less than half of total supplies are drinkable, data from the environment watchdog showed in a report last month. REUTERS/David Gray

The World's Gone Fishing

A Somali boy carries sword fish as he rides on a motorcycle taxi in southern Mogadishu, August 16, 2010. REUTERS/Feisal Omar

The World's Gone Fishing

A man fishes near his motorcycle on Pamucak Beach, near Selcuk, along the Aegean Sea September 20, 2010. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

The World's Gone Fishing

A man carries a shark through the streets of Mogadishu September 23, 2010. REUTERS/Feisal Omar

The World's Gone Fishing

A Kashmiri fisherman throws a net into the waters of Dal Lake during a relaxation in curfew in Srinagar September 28, 2010. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

The World's Gone Fishing

A man fish as a wave breaks on Havana's seafront boulevard El Malecon October 1, 2010. REUTERS/Enrique De La Osa

The World's Gone Fishing

Fishermen pull a net containing fish from the lake of Velky Tisy at the village of Lomnice nad Luznici near the south Bohemian town of Trebon, during the traditional carp haul, October 13, 2010. Carp, the traditional Czech Christmas Eve dinner, is fished mostly from southern Bohemian lakes. REUTERS/Petr Josek

The World's Gone Fishing

A man sits atop a drain as he fishes at a polluted canal in central Beijing October 26, 2010. Locals fish in the canals that run through the city before the canals freeze during winter months, making fishing much harder. REUTERS/David Gray

The World's Gone Fishing

Children play in flood water as a man casts his fishing net in an area affected by floods in Thailand's southern Pattani province November 2, 2010. Heavy rains drenched the main rubber growing region in Thailand on Tuesday, flooding commercial hub Hat Yai, while 12,000 people were evacuated from bordering regions in Malaysia. REUTERS/Surapan Boonthanom

The World's Gone Fishing

A fisherman casts his line in Moscow River, covered in frosty fog, with the air temperature at about -13 degrees Celsius (8.6 degrees Fahrenheit) in Moscow November 29, 2010. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov