Archive for February 24th, 2012

Make You Fink on Friday

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The world is insane!

Oh, you knew that…

Looking at fishing today. Not me, I buy mine at the fish market.

But the industry.

We are in a world where fish species are becoming extinct for a variety of reasons, over fishing, pollution destroying habitats and climatic changes.

Many countries in the world control fishing by means of quotas. They do this to prevent over-fishing and to control fishing during breeding season.

But what happens if a trawler exceeds its quota.

They throw the dead fish back into the sea.

We have countries in this world starving for lack of food and famines and they throw fish back into the sea, dead.

I am sorry, but I fail to see the sense in that.

Even if this image is only half right (I haven’t checked) it’s still an absolute disgrace.

The Human Disgrace - Food Wastage

To throw away edible and/or marketable fish once caught because to exceed the quota will result in a hefty fine is absurd.

There must be a better way.

Endangered Edible Fish

Orange Roughy (Slimehead) Hoplostethus atlanticus

Haddock: Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Halibut, Turbot, Sole

Atlantic cod, almost fished to extinction

Atlantic salmon, almost extinct

Sea bass: Several species are in imminent danger of extinction

Blue fin tuna: On the verge of total collapse

Sturgeon: prized for its caviar severe depletion worldwide

Discarding fish is a criminal act supported by governments

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