The idiom “there are plenty offish in the sea” is not literally true.
In fact, the documentary, The End of the Line, has estimated that by approximately 2050, there will be no fish in the sea. Overfeeding is a serious issue that involves taking wildlife at Increasingly higher rates than the species can replace. Because this issue Is hidden under waters, people do not realize the seriousness nor do they realize the consequences. This film highlights some of the well-known species, such as bluffing tuna and cod, which are likely to reach extinction If overfeeding continues.The overfeeding of bluffing tuna Is caused by the Increase In demand of sushi. The bluffing tuna should actually be a top of the food chain fish because of Its naturally few predators, and should therefore be a very successful species. Unfortunately, bluffing tuna has nearly been hunted to extinction due to Its highly valued fatty flesh.
Japan actually makes a grand showing of an exorbitantly priced single bluffing tuna. There are always headlines about 1 million dollar bluffing tuna. It seems that the industry and demand for fluent tuna has spiraled out of control.I hint this is less about consumer demand and more about a publicity stunt.
The market value of bluffing tuna includes the rarity, as well as the value added to it by celebrity chef advertisement. This is most obvious because back in the sass, bluffing tuna had zero demand. Nobody wanted to eat it. It was sold for merely pennies per pound, mostly ground up and used in cat food. Just a decade later, the Japanese had developed a taste for bluffing tuna and the demand for bluffing tuna soared. Bluffing tuna caught in any waters was always exported toucan before being placed on any sushi plate.I suppose the rising demand for fluent tuna after the sass was a good thing.
Being the biggest of the tuna and having few predators may have made the bluffing tuna overpopulated. However, I think that the speed at which it is being hunted is ridiculous. The methods and mechanics of fishing portrayed in the film made it obvious that the fish cannot possibly escape the fate of being fished. It seemed very heartless. Just seeing the fish struggle as the surrounding water gets completely bloodied seems inhumane.
It seems like humans have simply put a dollar sign on the olefin tuna and that is all they are worth. The whole bluffing tuna overfeeding and path towards extinction Is heavily based on economics. Granted, this should come as no surprise since humans are driven by money and anything that we may choose to do benefits us at the expense of others. In this case, the bluffing tuna takes on the expense. From a moral standpoint, because fish are not at the same moral “standing” within the moral community, humans believe that they have the power to do anything with the species that they like.Perhaps this Is outrageous when you consider that humans are willing out the bluffing tuna species because they think they are morally superior. Of the tuna farmers Roberto Millie who decided to blow the whistle on the fishing practice.
Everyone is aware that the species is headed towards extinction, so they have a lot of bluffing tuna frozen on reserve. When there are no more fish available, these people have the authority to charge bluffing tuna at whatever rate they desire? there will no longer be any market value to inhibit costs from spiraling even more out of control.