Give a man a fish he lives for a day,
Teach a man to fish he depletes the sea of it...
Saturday is market day, time to buy some of my favorite food stuffs
including sea food. As I was shopping for some Milkfish (locally called
Bangus) and Squid, I realized the implications of an article I
Guardian UK - that the big fishes of the sea are indeed disappearing.
For a country reliant on the sea for a big portion of its diet,
fishermen seem to be uneducated about how they are affecting the
ecology. Some fishermen catch fish, crab, lobsters and other seafood
that are too young. Doing so reduces the chance for that particular
seafood to reproduce and hence replenish their already dwindling numbers. Over fishing is also another problem. Pollution
even more so. For a country that is this reliant on the sea, how can we
be so unmindful of it?