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Archive for March, 2010

Fish Farm?

by on Mar.29, 2010, under General

This is nuts: It takes around 6 tonnes of wild fish to reduce to 1 tonne of fishmeal, and then anything from 1.5 to 3 tonnes of meal to produce 1 tonne of farmed salmon. Comprende? we catch and kill 6 tonnes of wild fish to turn it in to 1 tonne of fishmeal…to then feed to other fish…to then kill and eat.

“Farmed fish are fed oils and meal made from other fish: close to a third of the catch from the world’s fisheries is used for non-food products, with the majority being converted into fishmeal and fish oil.” (read more)

Now, I like a salmon steak as much as anyone, but if this is the main way we have of producing ‘farmed’ fish, then something is sadly wrong don’t you think?

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Bluefin Tuna

by on Mar.18, 2010, under General, Scuba

Bluefin Tuna and Scuba Diver

Bluefin Tuna and Scuba Diver

This is very worrying. “A proposal to ban the export of Atlantic Bluefin tuna, which is a sushi mainstay in Japan, has been rejected by a UN wildlife meeting. Stocks have fallen by about 85% since the industrial fishing era began”

This quote says it all ” The market for this fish is just too lucrative… for enough governments to support a truly sustainable future for the fish ”

Read more from BBC News

If you want to offer some support for our oceans take a look here: http://endoftheline.com/campaign/

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Care care sadness

by on Mar.12, 2010, under General

Sheepskin

Car Care bliss.¬†Luverly new sheepskin wash mitts to wash my car with . Just delivered from http://www.sheepskinshop.co.uk/ . I know, It’s really far too sad for words. I am ashamed and need help.

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The BBC wants to hear from you?

by on Mar.11, 2010, under Music Stuff

From http://www.38degrees.org.uk

The BBC Trust has now launched an official consultation on its proposals for massive cuts to its services. It’s asking us to email to say what we think of their plans to cut their website in half and scrap BBC 6 Music and Asian Network.

We need to make sure the BBC gets an overwhelming number of responses against these plans. The more of us who send an email against the cuts, the more chance we have of changing their mind.

It only takes 1 minute to email the BBC Trust and speak out against the cuts using this online tool – please click here to add to the pressure: http://www.38degrees.org.uk/email-the-BBC-Trust

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BBC Petition

by on Mar.02, 2010, under Music Stuff

Public pressure can stop the corporate media barons getting their way and persuade the BBC to put its viewers and listeners first. Please help add to the pressure by signing the petition here:

http://www.38degrees.org.uk/BBC-stop-the-cuts

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BBC Radio 6 Music

by on Mar.02, 2010, under Music Stuff

Thank you BBC for axing Radio 6 Music, the only decent music station with an ounce of credibility. Thanks a lot…numptys.

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