24 Oct '11, 2pm

Why vegetarians can't save the sea - great post by Greenpeace's ocean guru...

Why vegetarians can't save the sea - great post by Greenpeace's ocean guru...

Without fail, anytime I blog about more sustainable fish there will be at least one comment along the lines of ‘go vegan’ or ‘no one needs to eat fish anyway!’ That is of course fine and a viewpoint I (as a vegetarian of 25 years and counting) can certainly sympathise with. There is usually a second set of criticisms which takes this further and suggests that Greenpeace, by promoting or lauding more sustainable fish over the stuff that is caught using destructive and wasteful methods, is promoting fish eating. That, I feel, is missing a very large point. Basically, the people who buy and eat fish have a lot more power to change the fishing industry for the better than those of us who don’t. Brands listen to their customers’ concerns and the thing they least want is you not buying their product or going somewhere else instead. That has been a key driver over the past few ye...

Full article: http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/blog/oceans/world-blog-day-v...

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