The report notes that there are only 1,700 pairs of yellow-eyed penguins left on our planet. Galápagos penguin could number fewer than that. And the African penguin, at 21,000 pairs, has seen its population drop from 1.5 million in the early 1900s. To call this an emergency is an epic understatement.
But more important than the book, I also stopped eating seafood.
In the greater scheme, it’s a small thing to do. But if everyone did this small thing we would save millions of penguins, dolphins, albatross, and whales. Because even if they are not being fished to extinction, they are being bycaught to extinction.
The demand that we create fuels the decimation of oceans. We are the problem and we are the solution.
If you’ve given up on seafood, thank you. If you haven’t, please consider it.
If not for you, for the penguins.
The Tourist Trail
When the land has nothing left for men who ravage everything, they scour the sea.
Thanks for bringing this up. We are the solution. As you might know, penguins and other marine predators feed on anchovies and sardines. These fish are caught and shipped all over the world to be turned into fishmeal. But I saw a video of a man who raises black soldier flies on a commercial scale to replace anchovies as the protein source in fish feed. The black soldier flies feed on restaurant waste and brewery waste. By supporting farms who use alternatives to like black soldier flies to feed their fish we can also reduce the pressure on fish stock while providing revenue to farmers
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