Stop eating fish! I know that starters of a raw food diet often eat some fish, especially in the beginning. And I admit, I did it too. I thought it was better than meat and dairy. Until learned about true fish facts...
Many marine ecologists think that the biggest single threat to marine ecosystems today is overfishing. Our appetite for fish is exceeding the oceans' ecological limits with devastating impacts on marine ecosystems. Scientists are warning that overfishing results in profound changes in our oceans, perhaps changing them forever. Not to mention our dinner plates, which in future may only feature fish and chips as a rare and expensive delicacy. - Greenpeace
I knew it was bad, but didn't know it was this bad. Fish is disappearing so rapidly. There's a 90% decrease in populations of tuna, swordfish, marlin, cod, halibut, skate, and flounder since 1960. There is virtually no more tuna in the North Sea and Mediterranean.
Tuna is severely endangered. A fish that can reach speeds of 80 km/h and weights up to 700 kg. That you can still find tuna and other fish on your plate is insane. But since fishers may earn up to 15,000 Euro for 1 tuna fish, they will continue hunting until there is no fish left.
Because of high demand from customers and high prices for the fish, industrial fleets are hunting for tuna with airplanes and helicopters. They are still able to find the few tuna fish left. And they go for it.
Because if the decreasing fish population, fish farms are flourishing. Tuna, salmon and others are now being farmed. This is a huge disaster. To produce 1 kg tuna or salmon, up to 20 kg fish is needed!!! The farmed fish are given antibiotics and if they escape (happens frequently) they spread disease and fleas that are likely to kill the last remaining wild fish.
(When I was still working as a tax advisor I had many pharmaceutical companies as clients. One of them also for animals. I once almost fainted when I read a report and saw the incredible amounts of antibiotics given to farmed salmon in Scotland, Norway and Ireland.)
I you don't stop eating fish, pretty soon, the only ocean live left will be plankton and jellyfish.
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