reply to post by stanguilles7
You are basing your ENTIRE opinion on the topic on a sensationalized television show! READ, man READ! It'll do your brain some good.
No, I have formed my opinion from years of working on the water and first-hand knowledge of the sea by way of observation and interaction. I hold
several maritime licenses including SCUBA and also refuse to fish nor eat it unless it comes from a sustainable source or farm.
You can be "environmentally friendly" without being a moron, as you can capitalise on natural resources without being greedy.
There must be a balance between the two or we all suffer.
Too "green" and people starve.
Too "greedy" and the natural resource is gone......forever.
Mankind has always lived on natural resources and seafood has always been a staple in many countries.
Now we are in a situation we the balance has tipped the wrong way........but unfortunately it isn't whaling* that is the problem....It is overfishing.
*Whaling was a problem and legislation(by way of anti-whaling treaties) has proved effective as a way to increase whale populations.
The problem is in fact a crisis when you take into account of how many 3rd world nations rely on the oceans for staples.
IMHO western countries have a responsibility to create more marine reserves in order to protect the ecosystem and safeguard it from potential
Education programs(with varying success) have been undertaken to teach commercial fishermen in poor economies the value of protecting the natural
resources but it needs to be taken to a broader audience.
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