20 January 2019 - M/V So...fea Deck Log - Fish Harbor Redux ?
Fisheries Development, was thought by me to be dead and gone . . . not so Marie ! these guys are reliving the same 1970's-1990's "build it and they will come (somehow we will make it work) dream I endured for 20ish years.
Local small boat/small-scale, low-technology, low-capital, fisherman who catch seasonal pelagics have fully different - opposing needs, theory and sale/supply problems than do the large blue-water commercial boat and corporate packer/cannery who support them.
Corporate fisheries ignore this group (actually they insuult them),
and, a "politic" is created . . . organizing and supporting this artisanal fisherman and marketing/supplying/supporting them is a untapped revival of hidden revenue and potential.
I applaud their vision.
The world’s population will climb to 9 billion people by 2050, the oceans and their bounty will have to become bigger players than they are in 2019, the marine world currently provides about 20 percent of the world’s food, but, many years of intentional over-fishing, inefficient fishing practices, pollution and climate change have now consumed/destroyed 90% of what the worlds fish stocks were 100 years ago. (1918-2018), and we are now left with 10 % of “what used to be”..
The Radio show will be returning next month .... it will feature tales just like this ... and, can be found at www.portholepodcasts.com or through visiting here at the blog.