If the world stopped eating fish today

stop eating fish today and heal the oceans

What happens if we all stop eating fish today

Today I ask the question: How long would it take for all of the fish and marine species in the oceans to recover from overfishing if everyone stopped eating fish today?

It’s an interesting question isn’t it and I’ve often wondered about it.   According to a study published in National Geographic, most of the world’s fish populations could recover in just ten years if overfishing were to stop. However, the recovery time would depend on several factors such as the species of fish, the extent of overfishing, and the level of pollution in the oceans.

The impact of not eating fish on Super Trawlers

If nobody was eating fish, there would no longer be any need for Super Trawlers. Super Trawlers are large commercial fishing vessels that use enormous nets to catch fish. They are responsible for overfishing and are known to bulldoze the ocean floor. If people stopped eating fish, Super Trawlers would no longer be necessary, and the oceans would be able to recover from overfishing.

What people could eat instead of fish

There are several foods that are rich in omega-3, high in protein, and have similar benefits to eating fish. Here are some examples:

Give Kale at try: Kale is a great source of ALA, one form of omega-3 fatty acids.

Flaxseed: Flaxseed is another ALA master that has been shown to greatly reduce high cholesterol in patients.  It is a very versatile ingredient that can enhance the taste and texture of almost any recipe. Here are just a few reasons to further consider flaxseed:

1.    Flaxseed is a good source of many nutrients, including protein, fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, thiamine, and copper.

2.    Flaxseed may help reduce inflammation in the body.

3.    Flaxseed may help lower blood pressure.

4.    Flaxseed may help improve cholesterol levels.

5.    Flaxseed may help regulate blood sugar levels.

6.    Flaxseed may help reduce menopausal symptoms.

7.    Flaxseed may help improve digestive health.

8.    You can mix ground flaxseed into your morning smoothie.

9.    Add flaxseed to pancake batter.

10. Use flaxseed as an egg substitute in baking.

11.  Sprinkle flaxseed on top of yoghurt or oatmeal.

12. Mix flaxseed into your favourite nut butter.

13. Add flaxseed to homemade granola bars.

14. Use flaxseed as a topping for salads.

15. Mix flaxseed into your favourite soup or chilli recipe.

16. Add flaxseed to your favourite muffin or bread recipe.

Eat more Eggs:  Although we all are probably eating eggs on a regular basis anyway, they can help.  Eggs are a particularly good vehicle of omega-3s for the pickier eaters who would happily eat their omegas sunny-side-up.

Ideas on what we could do with the world’s Super Trawlers once there is no need for them.

Once there was no longer any use for Super Trawlers, they could be reconfigured and serve much better purposes for this planet.   For instance, the Atlantic Dawn was the largest and most technologically advanced trawler in the world, weighing 14,055 tons and measuring 144 meters in length. It was equipped with two 9,655 hp diesel engines that could propel the ship to a top speed of 18 knots (around 20 mph).   The FV Margiris is the world’s second largest fishing boat, weighing 9,500 tonnes and measures 136.1 meters in length.   So the specs on these vessels are impressive, so here are 12 ideas on what we could do with them, once they are no longer needed as super trawlers:

1.    Cargo transport: Large ships can be used to transport cargo such as containers, vehicles, and heavy machinery across the ocean.

2.    Cruise ship: A ship of this size can be reconfigured as a cruise ship, providing passengers with a luxurious experience while sailing the seas.

3.    Military vessel: Large ships can be used as military vessels for the navy, providing a platform for various operations such as reconnaissance, surveillance, and transportation of troops and equipment.

4.    Research vessel: Large ships can be used as research vessels for oceanographic research, marine biology, and other scientific studies.

5.    Offshore platform: Large ships can be converted into offshore platforms for oil and gas exploration and production.

6.    Floating hotel: A ship of this size can be converted into a floating hotel, providing accommodation for tourists and travellers.

7.    Floating restaurant: Large ships can be converted into floating restaurants, providing diners with a unique dining experience while enjoying the view of the ocean.

8.    Floating casino: A ship of this size can be converted into a floating casino, providing gamblers with a unique gaming experience while sailing the seas.

9.    Floating hospital: Large ships can be converted into floating hospitals, providing medical care and assistance to people in remote areas or during natural disasters.

10. Training vessel: Large ships can be used as training vessels for sailors, providing them with hands-on experience in navigating and operating large ships.

11.  Floating museum: A ship of this size can be converted into a floating museum, showcasing artefacts and exhibits related to maritime history and culture.

12. Aquaculture: Large ships can be converted into aquaculture facilities, providing a platform for fish farming and other aquatic activities.

Conclusion:   I know it’s probably hard to think about at the moment as you no doubt love fish.  However, do you love our planet more than you love eating fish?   Do you want to provide a better planet for your kids and grandkids more than you love eating fish?

Supermarkets will soon work out something else to put in those freezer shelves, so don’t be worried about them.

Fish markets could become fruit and veggie markets etc.

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