Are the Japanese eating us out of our lakes and oceans?
They will have none other but themselves to blame, naturally, if this *ichthyological doomsday scenario comes to pass.
We are all very well aware that the world's food resources are dwindling and that the rapid increase of the world population is taking its toll on the fragile ecological balance that serves to keep us nourished and prevents us from going hungry.
According to an article in The Guardian in 2007, the prospects are not good if an overhaul of the current policies towards food production is not carried out.
John Vidal, The Guardian's environment editor, writes: "Supply will be further restricted if fish stocks continue to decline due to overfishing, and if soils become exhausted and erosion decreases the arable area."
What are we to do? Within the possibilities, exert further pressure by writing and raising awareness that it is all very much up to us to decide the fate of our scant food resources and do our utmost best to preserve and conserve what little we have of our arable land and fish stocks in our oceans.
Farewell Blue Fin Tuna!
And in France, see video below:
In depth on Aljazeera English - Inside Story with Nick Clark
*noun ich·thy·ol·o·gy /ˌɪkθiˈɒlədʒi/
the branch of zoology dealing with fishes
ichthyological. (n.d.). Dictionary.com Unabridged. Retrieved March 24, 2010, from http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/ichthyological