Blog: A fishy tale
Catherine Sleep | 31 August 2004
Fresh back from a lovely bank holiday weekend down in Devon – it was the last public holiday we get before Christmas so we all tried to make the most of it and fortunately the weather played ball. I spent a couple of afternoons out fishing with my nieces in the little boat their parents share with another family. At just six and eight years of age, it was great to see how confident they are in and on the water and how knowledgeable they are becoming about the ways of the sea.
Our efforts with the fishing rod were rewarded with a couple of good-sized mackerel which the girls duly took home and had for supper. It got me thinking: is it okay to do this, or does it contribute to over fishing? Two mackerel might be small fry but of course there were loads of other little vessels out fishing too, and they go out quite often. Perhaps we can justify it by thinking that we’d otherwise be buying more fish, so they’d get fished anyway. But on the other hand, does it mean that more fish remains unsold? Or do I just overanalyse?
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