As I’ve mentioned before, many people who decide to begin eating more responsibly continue to eat fish or other sea animals. Unfortunately, fisheries and aquaculture are wreaking havoc on the oceans. According to Overfishing.com, “On a global scale we have enough fishing capacity to cover at least four Earth like planets.”
That’s nowhere near being a sustainable industry. In this previous article, “10 Alarming Facts about Overfishing,” I provided an overview on the topic and the hugely destructive impact overfishing has on the environment and our ecosystem. For example, #10 states – “We may have to bid farewell to the world’s fisheries because of overfishing. National Geographic reports, ‘A study of catch data published in 2006 in the journal Science grimly predicted that if fishing rates continue apace, all the world’s fisheries will have collapsed by the year 2048.’”
So what can we do? The short answer is stop eating fish and other seafood.
Akiko McQuerrey, Satomi Matsuzaki, and Greg Saunier decided to make a song and video about the effects of overfishing, a story they tell through the mouth of a little octopus who sings of missing his ocean friends, the fish. This trio has taken an artistic eye to the issue of overfishing, creating a song that has a “cute” appearance at first, but speaks about a serious issue.
Take a look for yourself at the video below:
“So what can we do? The short answer is stop eating fish and other seafood.”
Yes, thank you!! It is the short answer and the best answer.
Fish are sentient: they can experience pain and suffering. If there is no need to kill or eat them, there is no moral justification for doing so.
There are many terrific vegan seafood alternatives. See, for example, the Vegan Seafood Resource page on FishFeel.org
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Sea Animals – Don’t Eat Them!!