What is “Fair Fishing”?

Greenpeace have produced a definition and poster which addresses this subject.

“Fair fishing means taking what you need and nothing more. It means viewing the seas as a common good and not as source of enrichment for the few. Hundreds of thousands of low-impact fishers are doing just that, using fishing gear with a minimal impact on marine life. This is how they make an honest living and support their families.

However, these fishers are being forced out of work by vessels like monster boats — industrialized fishing vessels that deplete and destroy. It’s not fair to these fishers, the oceans or to you.”

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Note: Greenpeace has done additional work on the unsustainable role of big business and big fishing vessels versus the small boat fishermen and their traditional, sustainable fishing practices. This takes the form of a short film and an investigative report. Both are recommended.

Source: Greenpeace, 2014

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