I decided today that to do my bit for this planet, and leave something for future generations, I must no longer eat fish.
Why? Because of this: http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/9314323/The-ocean-is-broken/
It’s a heart-breaking read.
It’s not just because of this article. I’ve long been worried about wasteful fishing methods, and hoped, in the past, that the supposedly increasing focus on sustainability would eventually fix things, but I’ve lost faith in that.
It’s time for all of us to act, the little people. To stand up for what we care for and a future for our children.
New fishing methods are being developed that will help to reduce by-catch. This is a good start, but I think we need to do more than that. Marine farming? Even those methods need to improve, but it’s still better than ravaging our natural resources.
In the meantime, I can think of no louder statement than to say I will no longer buy fish until I see the planet’s marine resources replenishing.