year up to 39 million tons of bycatch are
thrown back from fishing vessels into the
sea dead and unused. Bycatch is defined
as inedible or too little fish as well as
turtles, sharks, rays, seabirds, seals,
whales and dolphins.
The ratio between wanted fish and bycatch
is often totally absurd. For 1 ton of sole
about 11 tons bycatch has to die and for
1 ton of shrimp up to 14 tons of bycatch
Because of their fins for shark fin soup,
as alleged replacement for remedies or as
bycatch in up to 40 miles long driftnets
of enormous fishing fleets over 100 million
sharks get killed annually.
As sharks are global spread it must be assumed
that after their extermination the consequences
will also appear global. A partial or total
collapse of the individual food chains cannot
Three-quarters of the worldwide fish and
seafood population are already overfished.
The oceans are one of the most important
ecological systems on the planet. They regulate
the climate and produce about 70% of the
oxygen we need to live.
Of course it's the right of everybody to
eat whatever he wants. But it is also the
right of our next generation to see and
discover these animals where they belong
to and not just knowing them from books
or television. Each and every one of us
should be more concerned about the conservation
of the oceans and should show more responsibility
because this is the world in which the own
children finally grow into.
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have not inherited the sea from our ancestors,
we have borrowed it from our descendants.