There are some variation of this expression and its origin is unclear other than that it seem to stem from American native people. The importance of gist of the expression is however is as clear as it gets. Overconsume and we will be those societies Jared Diamond talks about that have collapsed.
The marine ecosystem is as sensitive as that above surface yet due to our biological limitations we have less knowledge about it. What we do know however that going below the critical depensation level not only make fish populations go extinct but effect the marine ecosystem to which they belong.
For god’s sake can we stop throwing plastic in the water and help us help the marine environment so that we together with the fish in the sea can flourish within limits. References and quotes