Monday, 11 June 2012

Wading Into Hugh's Fish Fight

For years in the UK there's been a debate about how much fishermen are allowed to catch. Basically there are legal limits to how much fishermen are allowed to catch to prevent the seas from becoming over-fished. Unfortunately this has led to fisherman throwing the excess portion of the catch back into the sea, meaning that just as many fish are being killed. Now there's a petition to make throwing fish back into the sea illegal.

And that's what I know off the top of my head as someone who hasn't eaten fish since 2004. Like I said: it's kind of a Big Deal over here. This website can give you much more in depth, well-informed information and if you decide you agree with their cause you can sign the petition quickly and easily.  All they ask is a name and email address.

And now a reminder of why fish are part of our cultural inheritance. WARNING: Americans may not find this funny.

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