One Tuna to save them all!
The oceans are suffering days of serious agony with so many problems such as plastic marine litter, atmospheric pollution that becomes acidic waters, contamination by fossil fuels, mining as I’ve talked about in this post here and as if all these weren’t enough, we still have about fishing industrial devastating animal populations of both commercial interest and the discarded dead.
One of the problems in particular, which is directly linked to sharks, is the worldwide industrial tuna fishery. As if this industry were not enough to lead to extinction of these animals, it contributes immensely to the extinction of sharks, with the lie of accidental fishing, actually happening under the covers a true fishing industry directed at sharks hid under the tuna boats flag.
If we stop consuming, fishing can too!
With a wide range of environmental campaigns in defense of the oceans and sharks, one line in particular tries to convince consumers to stop buying these products, as a way of putting pressure on the commercialization, and consequently the fishing, to also decrease.
One example is the beautiful WildAid Asia advertisement:
Reading the Jornal O Globo having a coffee at the bar on the corner of my house, I came across this news that I thought was very good for two reasons: first because as a vegan I find another option of vegetable protein, and second because it is an alternative plant based for tuna meat enthusiasts.
Plants grow to help the oceans
The expectation of this good industry, which could become a major arm in the fight for the preservation of the planet, is for growth of more than 100 times by 2050, according to a report by Banco Credit Suisse, with sales exceeding 1.4 trillion dollars. That’s right, almost a trillion and a half!
Produced with soy, peas, chickpeas, radishes, olive oil and micro algae, which guarantee the presence of omega 3, it is a gluten-free, transgenic or hormone-free product.
Chef Tsang Chiu King of the Michelin-starred Ming Court restaurant is replacing part of his fish menu with plant-based alternatives.
Proof that this initiative is starting to work very well is precisely the immediate reaction of the fishing industry, which is turning against the production of alternatives with a campaign on social media:
Congratulations from Divers for Sharks to the plant-based tuna initiative, so that more and more options are sustainable and beneficial to the marine environment and in favor of the health of the planet!