Asian seas going empty
Rare fish such as groupers,
snappers and humphead wrasse are being caught indiscriminately due
to their high demand in China, thus spreading the unsustainable
fishing industry all the way to the Pacific.
Andy Cornish, director for
conservation at the WWF Hong Kong said, "Basically it's been like a
vacuum cleaner across the region," … "Reefs near Hong Kong were
depleted decades ago, and the trade has moved further and further
away to source fish." Another concern is the use of cyanide to catch
fish alive. Although this practice is illegal, fishermen squirt this
toxin in the reef to stun the fish, killing most other marine life,
including coral. According to experts only about a quarter survive
to make it to restaurants.
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The transition to a plant-based
diet is imperative if we want to stop the fishing industry from
depleting the oceans. We are not showing obedience to God unless we
show love and concern for all Creation. As Christians, we are called
to participate in the reconciliation of God’s Creation and our
choice of diet should be consistent with our Faith.