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Further viewing…

The trailer for the film, ‘The End of the Line’ which charts the journey of Sunday Times journalist Charles Clover and his petition against the demise of the Blue Fin Tuna.

The trailer for the film, ‘The Cove’ – a gripping and horrific look at the slaughter of dolphins for eating and the entertainment industry, featuring the actor from the film ‘Flipper,’ Elijah Wood who became an activist against dolphin cruelty.

 


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There aren’t plenty more fish in the sea

Half of the fish caught in the North Sea is thrown back overboard dead” cries the poster on Hugh’s Fish Fight led by British celebrity chef, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. This certainly got my attention as I was walking up the stairs of my local pub, The Boat House.

So startled was I by this statistic, that a google search led to a Sunday afternoon watching my way through the well executed Channel 4 TV series ‘Fighting Fish which (for those of you with slightly less time on your hands), is neatly summarised in this Guardian article dated Jan 13th (2011).

The bottom line is that every day out in the North Sea, tonnes of delicious cod and other less commercially desirable species are being caught and then discarded because of EU fishing quotas, which stipulate how much of what type of fish each boat may land. Perversely it would seem, EU regulations have been promoting over-fishing.

According to the New Scientist, at the rate we are going there will be no more wild fish left in the sea by 2050. But what can we do about it?

  • Hugh and the Fish Fight team are currently campaigning to the Common Fisheries Policy Reform Group in the EU, to enact change. Your name carries weight.

Here’s my pledge. Makes yours here.