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Seafood Crisis

Seafood Crisis

Time for a Sea Change

Too many hooks in the water. That’s the problem with today’s fisheries. Working from small pole-and-line boats to giant industrial trawlers, fishermen remove more than 170 billion pounds of wildlife a year from the seas. A new study suggests that our current appetite could soon lead to a worldwide fisheries collapse.

By Paul Greenberg
Photograph by Jonathan Clay
Just before dawn a seafood summit convenes near Honolulu Harbor. As two dozen or so buyers enter the United Fishing Agency warehouse, they don winter parkas over their aloha shirts to blunt the chill of the refrigeration. They flip open their cell phones, dial their clients in Tokyo, Los Angeles, Honolulu—wherever expensive fish are eaten—and wait.


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3 comments:

Kelly said...

I worry in general that we are wasting too much. How many fish are fished out and not eaten? How many do we waste? We don't eat fish, but I prefer the idea of a person who wants to eat fish, going out and fishing for themselves....yes it is more time consuming, but it is better for the environment and less wasteful. Modern conveniences are making us fat, lazy, and selfish. If you have to make your bread from scratch instead of going to the store and buying it, or using a machine to make it, you are working off those calories, creating a healthier bread, saving gas and other resources. Imagine the day when we can all be self reliant or at least helping each other inside of hurting the environment.

Ok off my soap box :-)

Kelly
www.mysimplewalk.com

Kelly said...

that should say "instead of hurting the environment" :-)

Green Bag Lady Teresa said...

Kelly--

I agree, I have heard that many fish just go to waste because they were not the target of the net. ugh It's so sad. I am truly worried about our oceans.

Teresa