Si Greenpeace veut sauver les océans, il serait grand temps que cette organisation se convertisse au capitalisme !

We know how to save the fish: Stop treating the ocean like a public bathroom, says Christopher Costello, a professor of natural resource economics at UC Santa Barbara.

Overfishing « could mean the end of certain species, » agrees UC-Santa Barbara’s Costello. He points out that about a third of the world’s fisheries have already collapsed, and many more are heading toward the same fate. Costello says the world’s fisheries are in such bad shape because of the same reason public restrooms are typically foul places: « Nobody owns them. Nobody has the incentive to keep them up. »

Environmentalists are often suspicious of the profit motive, but from Alaska to New Zealand, market forces have been harnessed not for plunder but for preservation.