“But before that happens, the most influential countries of course need to buoy those wild populations first, promoting overall ocean biodiversity by enforcing quotas that slash overfishing, protecting the ocean’s nursery habitats so that populations can grow, and putting a stop to the shocking amount of bycatch that accompanies hauls of more desirable fish.
Turning to wild ocean fish also takes some pressure off the land, where agriculture fragments habitat, and is embedded in an entire chain of unsustainable resource use.
Having a sustainable supply of more affordable fish in the sea means more people will turn away from farmed meat as their core protein, which will in turn decrease the demand for grain, and prices will go down. That will make these staples more affordable for people who have restricted access to fish”
“The Pentagon knows that environmental, economic and other crises could provoke widespread public anger toward government and corporations in coming years. The revelations on the NSA’s global surveillance programmes are just the latest indication that as business as usual creates instability at home and abroad, and as disillusionment with the status quo escalates, Western publics are being increasingly viewed as potential enemies that must be policed by the state.”
— Kurt Vonnegut (via winterkristall)