I am deeply saddened that I am only now learning about the issues surrounding the sustainability of our oceans. I ignorantly assumed that our oceans and the fish in it were infinite with an abundant supply of food to feed the entire world.
I was wrong.
I encourage you to watch the film, “The End of the Line.”
It will change your views and allow you to understand how the industrialization of fisheries are threatening life in the ocean and wreaking havoc on its ecosystem.
Join me as in April I will be dedicating the entire month to issues surrounding the sustainability of our oceans including recipes using sustainable fish.
Together we’ll be learning
- What industrialized fishing is
- The current state of depletion of our fish
- How these methods are effecting third world countries and their means of survival
- Fisheries overfishing
- Vanity, trendy and popular… sushi and what it’s doing to bluefin tuna.
- farming fish and why this method of production is unsustainable
- Fish on the endangered species list
- Being an advocate of fish-free zones and being a steward of our oceans
- What we can do to help save our fish
It’s a lot to go through and I’m excited to learn right along with you so that together we can make the right choices when buying fish and to reconsider eating different types of fish according to where we live. (Yes, that means more lake fish for me… I can do it, lol!)
What you can do now.
- Watch, “The End of the Line.”
- Visit The Monterrey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Program and print out a pocket guide so that you can make informed decisions when buying fish.
Always remember, knowledge is power. Let’s learn about these issues together and continue a movement of sustainability even within our oceans.