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Asian seas going empty

Rare fish such as groupers, snappers and humphead wrasse are being caught indiscriminately due to their high demand in China, thus spreading the unsustainable fishing industry all the way to the Pacific.

Andy Cornish, director for conservation at the WWF Hong Kong said, "Basically it's been like a vacuum cleaner across the region," … "Reefs near Hong Kong were depleted decades ago, and the trade has moved further and further away to source fish." Another concern is the use of cyanide to catch fish alive. Although this practice is illegal, fishermen squirt this toxin in the reef to stun the fish, killing most other marine life, including coral. According to experts only about a quarter survive to make it to restaurants.

To read the full article please visit http://www.reuters.com/article/inDepthNews/

The transition to a plant-based diet is imperative if we want to stop the fishing industry from depleting the oceans. We are not showing obedience to God unless we show love and concern for all Creation. As Christians, we are called to participate in the reconciliation of God’s Creation and our choice of diet should be consistent with our Faith.

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