DAY 20 – FISH 3 – NEIL DEACON

We need to question the value that we place on fish. We pay very little for non-premium species such as Snoek and Yellowtail. We should be paying more for fish that are threatened. Fish are superior protein to animal meat. By-catch is fish that are caught that are not targetted species, so they are collatoral […]

DAY 20 – FISH 2 – NEIL DEACON

There are a number of challenges with regard to maintaining fish populations in the marine and fresh water environments. These include over-fishing, sustaining edible fish populations, regulations and Marine Protected Areas, harvesting fish of the right age to protect breeding cycles and maintenance of fresh water environments. One needs to identify what fish you are […]

DAY 20 – FISH 1 – NEIL DEACON

The marine environment is very complex and it is difficult to get to grips with the complexity. It is expensive and difficult to conduct research in the marine environment. In order to assess a fishery we work on how efficiently we are able to kill them, based on a measure called catch per unit effort, which […]