Cushty Corporation

Tag: End Of The Line

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?

Leave a Comment :, , more...

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/

Leave a Comment :, , more...

Looking for something?

Use the form below to search the site: