Vegetarians International Voice for Animals

Rubbish!

Viva!life Issue: 
Issue 56 | Summer 2014

What else is in fishing nets?

New figures on US fisheries by-catch are utterly shameful.The Southeast snapper and grouper long line fishery killed and discarded 400,000 sharks. The Californian gillnet fishery killed 12,000 sharks and rays and 470 seals and sealions. The Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic shrimp fishery tossed back over 100,000 tons of dead fish and 50,000 turtles.This trail of destruction is in addition to all the creatures that are kept and eaten. UK and European fishers? Every bit as bad!