The team here loves fish. But we are also becoming increasing alarmed about fish being caught unethically. ‘Unethical’ is a word that is throw around probably too often so to provide some context: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization predicted that while the global catch for this year will be 160 million tonnes of seafood, less than 0.5 per cent is caught utilising genuinely sustainable methodology.
Large trawler methods unnecessarily waste significant potions of the catch. Fishing with large netting is indiscriminate, with the net hauling in whatever is in proximity. The fish species that are not wanted often die on the floor of the ship before they are thrown back into the ocean.
We encourage anyone who is interested in these issues to check out this insightful TED video about sustainable fishing presented by Dan Barber.