Is fishing sustainable?
If you’ve ever looked into becoming a vegetarian, then you’ve probably come across the data of how damaging the meat industry is to the environment. In fact, giving up meat is probably the single best way to reduce your carbon emissions. It will do more to cut your carbon footprint than giving up driving or even flying. Meat emissions are huge while a plant-based diet causes comparatively less pollution.
However, the fishing industry is often left out of this equation. People assume that it’s only beef, chicken, and pork that they need to give up. They believe that fishing is more sustainable so they stop eating meat but increase their consumption of seafood. In reality, though ocean monitoring instruments have shown how damaging the fishing industry is to the environment and marine biodiversity. You can purchase your own marine monitoring tools to see this effect for yourself by clicking here.