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The fish on our plate is killing our planet

The fish on our plate is killing our planet

Posted 7 June 2010   by Sim         Permalink | 4 Comments

Tags: fishing, oceans, fish, environment

Did you know that June 8th is World Oceans Day? I often wonder why our planet wasn't called Ocean, instead of Earth, since most of the planet is covered by water! Not only that, the ocean creates oxygen, regulates our climate and is home to about 97% of all life on the planet. But there's a crisis happening below the water...

Scientists are warning that we will fish out our oceans by 2048 if we don't change what we are doing. Meanwhile fishing mentality seems to be: plunder what you can while you still can. Since the ocean is literally Earth's life support system, I am frankly terrified by this!

But it's not just people who are gobbling up ocean wildlife. Every year countless billions of marine animals are ground up and fed to livestock - yet another ecological disaster.

"More than 50% of the fish taken from the oceans are fed to livestock making pigs, sheep, cows, and chickens the largest marine predators on the planet" -Captain Paul Watson SSCS.

And if fishing our oceans doesn't make sense, then fish farming makes even less! Every fish raised in a fish farm is fed up to ten times its own weight in ocean-caught fish. That means more fish are caught from the oceans to feed fish in factory farms!

If you're like me, and would rather avoid an ocean apocalypse, then you'll be glad to know that there is something we can all do to stop this. This World Ocean Day, join me and give fishing the finger by pledging not to eat fish (or any other innocent animal).

Our oceans and our Earth will thank you!


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Jen Jen 7 June 2010
I'm so worried about this...  cry
It's very scary.
Will we meet our own destruction? Maybe.
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Sofia Sofia 9 June 2010
i wish it would STOP!!! bye
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jodes5 jodes5 10 June 2010
This is such a scary number - fished out by 2048!!  

The worlds ignorance sucks, by the time the general pop realises they need to do something it will be too late. sad
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Dominika Dominika 26 June 2012
horrible.. i am the proudest VEGETARIAN on earth. and fyi eating fish is NOT (!!!) being a Vegetarian! they're Animals as well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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