Emptying the net

Why farmed fish isn’t a good thing

This punchy little video by animator Nigel Upchurch explains why we shouldn’t eat farmed fish. As was pointed out in the Ocean2012 video I posted a week or two back, farming fish doesn’t create more fish – it just transforms low value fish into higher value fish, and creates a lot of pollution and other threats to wild fish populations along the way.

This, combined with the problem of overfishing that should make us rightly reluctant to eat just any ocean-caught fish, really creates a minefield for consumers who wish to eat ethically. I encourage you to get and use a SASSI card (or your local equivalent, if you’re not South African), and try to ask the hard questions about where your food comes from.

Via FlowingData.

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Clare

Lapsed mathematician, creator of order, formulator of hypotheses. Lover of the ocean, being outdoors, the bush, reading, photography, travelling (especially in Africa) and road trips.

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