Seaspiracy

Seaspiracy

A little too dramatic at times but this was another reminder of how everything is so connected and I learnt some things:

- There is no way to guarantee sustainable fishing and sustainable seafood labels are a scam
- 46% of plastic waste in the ocean are fishing nets
- Industrial trawling nets are destroying the ocean floor at a rate of more than 4000 football fields per minute, way worse than deforestation rates.
- Overfishing has led to fishermen competing for fish in increasingly dangerous waters
- Somali fishermen are struggling to find food because of bigger fishing operations plundering the African coast. 
- Less fish leads to increase in bush meat trade which is linked to Ebola outbreak
- People/companies from the fishing industry dominate the narrative about ocean activism and avoids discouraging people to eat less seafood. 
- There are so many deaths and murders at sea
- Fishing syndicates exist and they have ties with the mafia as well as local authorities
- Fish farming is immensely wasteful and produces lots of pollution and disease
- There are people being forced to work like slaves on fishing boats in order for the business to be sustainable
- Plant-based alternatives are likely better for the ocean and for our health

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