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The Real Catch with Fishing





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by Joanna Benn


There's been quite a buzz lately about depleting fish stocks, mostly generated by the hard hitting documentary film, the End of the Line, which offers a persuasive case that major species of edible fish are headed for extinction in the next 40 years.

The film's ensuing publicity and campaign provoked a number of celebrity comments.

The Telegraph reported that Sienna Miller, Charlize Theron, Jemima Khan, Woody Harrelson, Laura Bailey, Alicia Silverstone, Zac Goldsmith, Sting and his wife Trudie Styler jointly wrote to
exclusive fish restaurant Nobu asking them to remove endangered bluefin tuna from the restaurant’s menus, so they can “dine with a clear conscience”.

The Sun also carried the story saying:
Sienna Miller blasted a top London restaurant for putting endangered bluefin tuna on its menu.”

If all of this passed you by, then on a more personal note, perhaps you’ve noticed different types of fish in the supermarket or on restaurant menus recently?

Have you heard rumblings that fish stocks are in crisis, but not sure if it’s scaremongering or what you can do about it?

The reality is that more and more people are competing for fewer fish. It’s obvious to those that study the oceans and earn their living from them, that we’re taking far more than nature can replenish. Continued...

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