The recent release of Seaspiracy (see a review) has had a huge impact on what we think we can and cannot eat in terms of seafood.
From its beginnings more than five centuries ago, European colonization has been based on an unsustainable exploitation of resources.
Is there any difference between the accidental but inevitable mass killing of dolphins by the fishing industry, and the deliberate annual massacre in Japan, that rightly causes such public outrage? If something is morally wrong, no amount of money can make it morally right. The slaughter of dolphins and other magnificent wildlife is, on any measure, morally wrong.
If you agree, there’s a simple answer. Stop buying fish.
Consider this: almost a fifth of the annual amount of fish caught in the wild is minced and pressed into fishmeal and fish oil, the majority of which is used in fish farming for carnivorous species such as salmon and prawns.
Composed of the six countries that drove out the Premier, along with Madagascar and Somalia, FISH-i Africa seeks to form a united front against illegal — or “pirate” — fishing.
Fish numbers are rapidly dwindling globally, and fishery subsidies are one of the key drivers behind this decline.