Posts tagged Fisheries
Fishers are friends, not foes: Skipper Otto's Community Supported Fishery

When confronted with the issue of overfishing, some folks vilify the fishing industry for being the sole cause of depleting our oceans. It’s far from the truth! We frequently fail to recognize that fishers have strong ties to the ocean, and that their livelihoods would be at stake if it were to be depleted to the last 10%. Some fishers have deep family roots in finishing and many rely on fishing to sustain themselves. Thus, most fishers are as invested as the conservationists in protecting our oceans for generations to come. Rather than vilifying all fishers, we need to collaborate towards a more sustainable future.

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