OK, I'm not into posting much. I'm not smart enough to keep things going and haven't got the ability or patience to "combat" nay sayers. But
I've just finished watching a show on TV called Hugh's Fish Fight. Actually, I didn't think I would want to watch it, but to keep my beautiful wife
happy, I just went along with it.
Boy am I glad I did. It really opened my eyes to the huge potential there is to completely wipe out the food chain.
My attention was peaked when I saw him on a "modern krill trawler". Tons and tons of the stuff was being processed. They had their own science tech
on board to measure the fatty acid content of their catch to see if was sufficient for human consumption. she took about 800ml ( a guestimate on my
side), stuck it in a blender, and then used about 50ml of the mash to get a couple of drops to measure the fatty acid content. All that dead krill for
such a tiny bit used.
Added to that, out of the total catch, only about 20% remains after the water is removed.
He then experimented in the galley to cook up "battered krill munchies" and the ship's cook used it in a seafood soup. Apparently it was not much
different to any other seafood soup and the battered crunchies were a big success.
so here we have this floating processing machine sucking up the base line product for almost all larger life in the ocean.
Am I off the mark here or could there really be a threat?
Anyway, back to the TV show. The actual load of krill on that particular trip wasn't good enough, so close to the whole catch was destined for pet
food or commercial fish pellets.
He then took a trip to part of antarctica controlled by Britain. We got to see the remains of the whaling industry where they used to process whales
and that only finished due to the "massive drop in whale population" and the industry collapsed.
so there we have it, human greed and the chase for the almighty dollar or yen or pound or euro (you get my point?) means that, imo, there's a huge
potential for we humans to rape the ocean of krill to a point of possible no return.
Just imagine, we take out the smallest member of the food chain. There go the whales, there go the little fish, there go the medium fish. The oceans
head towards an ecological desert. (I have seen something similar where acres of bush are replaced with pine plantations. Walk along the pine rows and
there's nothing. No birds, no lizards. A thriving ecosystem replaced by .... trees and nothing else .......... but at least there is timber to be
soaked in poisons to keep insects out)
Apparently you can already buy packaged/tinned krill in Japan and a couple of other asian countries, you can already buy "krill capsules" (he paid
over $40 for a bottle of them) to help relieve arthritis, colesterol problems, improve concentration and the list goes on so the sales lass said in
so please ats'ers, give your take on this.
Personally, I think it's too late. The gate is now open and the horse has bolted. I can see many more floating krill factories in the future
My take on the future ............. not much chance of life just chugging along until the biggest virus on earth is removed.
sorry in advance for any spelling or grammar mistakes