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The 90 Day Plan
Thursday, August 4, 2011
The 90-Day Plan: DAY 46
The 90 Day Plan - 90 Ways in 90 Days
The 90 Day Plan: Day 46
Choices we make as consumers influence the product we buy. It is estimated that five-billion pounds of fish are pulled from the oceans every day; next time you BUY FISH, send the right message to fisherman practicing sustainable methods. Before you buy another fish, use the top link to help make informed choices.
Challenge: For every 4 fish caught, 1 is discarded as waste; this practice is known as bycatch. Why is it difficult to fish for one species without catching another? If this and other destructive fishing practices continue, what year should we expect to see the total collapse of commercial fishing (hint: it's is sooner than you may think)?