11 Jul '11, 3pm

From @TreeHugger: UK Eats Up All The Fish In Its Seas By July 16 - Local Supply Continues Trailing Far Behind Demand

From @TreeHugger: UK Eats Up All The Fish In Its Seas By July 16 - Local Supply Continues Trailing Far Behind Demand

That taste for fish is growing: The report notes that this year's date is three weeks earlier than last year's (August 4) and a full six weeks earlier than in 1995. All told, the statistically average UK citizen eats 20.3 kg of fish each year, slightly below average EU consumption (22.1 kg), though 3.2 kg higher than the global average. That difference between UK fish eating and the EU as a whole means that for the EU, the date when local fish stocks fail to meet demand is July 2. Obviously this is all statistically based, in that in practice it's not like only locally-sourced fish are eaten in the first six and a half months of the year, but it is a very useful reference point for that state of overfishing and on how our dietary choices affect the world, the species, and the life around us. NEF's Ian Campbell sums it up: It turns out that there aren't plenty more fish in ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/07/u-k-eats-up-all-f...

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