What? Stop eating fish? Why?


In This Issue
  • Should we stop eating fish?
  • Whaling in the Carribbean…and solutions!
  • Dr. Earle on Years of Living Dangerously
  • Hope in the Gulf of California
Join our Twitter chat!

Join Mission Blue’s first ever twitter chat #FishforThought on Tuesday November 22nd at 9:30 am PT! The discussion will be hosted by Mission Blue (@MissionBlue) and Dr. Sylvia Earle (@SylviaEarle) to ignite dialogue on an important question: should we stop eating fish? We hope you can join us! In the meantime, check out this Ted Article featuring Dr. Earle: Should you stop eating fish?

Smart Solutions in the SVG Hope Spot
When someone says they are going to St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) you probably think of islands. But the marine environment — the big blue — in this southern Caribbean nation is 70 times greater in area than its land mass! Indeed, SVG is famous across the globe for clear blue waters thriving with marine biodiversity, including myriad species of cetaceans, coral reefs, seagrass, mangroves and, of course, a spectacular variety of fish, invertebrates and more. But, did you know that the whaling of humpbacks continues in SVG to this day? Our new partners at Salvage Blue have some big ideas about how to deal with it.
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Dr. Earle on Years of Living Dangerously
Mark your calendars! Dr. Sylvia Earle will be appearing on National Geographic’s Years of Living Dangerously, an epic docu-series that follows some of Hollywood’s most influential stars as they reveal emotional and hard-hitting accounts of the effects of climate change across the planet. The episode featuring Dr. Earle will air November 23rd at 7PM Pacific Time on National Geographic Channel. Viewers will also have to chance to watch the episode on-demand from Hulu, Google Play, iTunes or Amazon after it airs.
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Hope in the Gulf of California
Cabo Pulmo is located in the southernmost tip of the Sea of Cortez and used to be a very small fishing village due to its natural abundance of marine life. With the passing of time, locals became increasingly aware that overfishing was contributing to scarcity in their catch, and took bold steps to stop all commercial fishing and partner with scientists of a local university and the government to declare the area a national marine park. Since then, members of the local community have become ecotourism operators and take people to visit this incredible and beautiful sanctuary for marine life.

Cabo Pulmo has become one of the healthiest marine reserves in the world according to a 10-year study conducted by SCRIPPS institute from the University of San Diego. This study revealed that from 1999 to 2009 the number of fishes as represented by biomass in the ecosystem of the park increased more than 460%!

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 Mission Blue is igniting real support for a global network of marine protected areas – Hope Spots! – to protect and restore the blue heart of the planet.

About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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