Mass-catch techniques are not only unsustainable and unethical, they trash and devalue the fish.
“At the current rate, all commercial fish and seafood could collapse by 2048”- United Nations. Part 2.
Mass catch techniques are not only unsustainable and unethical, they trash and devalue the fish.
The only way we can prevent this from happening is if the consumer drives the change required for the unsustainable, unethical and mass-catch operators of the seafood industry to change their methods to ethical and sustainable practices. The government won’t do it. The Fishing Management authorities won’t do it. The seafood industry won’t do it. I have endeavoured over many years to drive the change required by petitioning these players in the industry. To no avail.
The caged egg debate proves that real change can be driven by the consumer and I would love to see the same level of scrutiny applied to seafood. Maybe we can stop the collapse of fisheries. It would be a tragedy if we didn’t.
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives
valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high
achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.” - Theodore Roosevelt