Around the world, there is a growing scientific consensus that our oceans are in crisis. Decades of destructive fishing practices and mismanagement have taken their toll on many of our fisheries. Three-quarters of all commercially valuable fish stocks are now exploited, overexploited or depleted. Worldwide, up to 90% of stocks of large predatory fish such as halibut, sharks, tuna and swordfish already have been fished away. According to a new study published this month in the journal Science, 96% of the world's oceans have been damaged by human activity. Researchers predict that global fisheries could collapse by the middle of this century.
RLCC: "Worldwide, up to 90% of stocks of large predatory fish such as halibut, sharks, tuna and swordfish already have been fished away." Think about that.
Fish Greenpeace says should not be purchased, sold, or consumed include the following:
Atlantic Cod or Scrod
Atlantic Salmon (wild and farmed)
Atlantic Sea Scallop
Big Eye Tuna
(also sold as Patagonia Toothfish) (PDF)
Greenland Halibut (also sold as Black halibut, Atlantic turbot or Arrowhead flounder)
Grouper (imported to the U.S.)
(also known as Blue Grenadier) (PDF)
Redfish (also sold as Ocean Perch)
Skates and Rays
South Atlantic Albacore Tuna
Tropical Shrimp (wild and farmed)
News on February 20, 2008, 5:00pmfrom