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06.21.18

Sea Shepherd & Almo

Almo supports vegan initiatives. The Sea Shepherd Brisbane will be hosting a Film Festival at the QLD Multicultural Center at Kangaroo Point in Brisbane on September 8th, 2018.

Sea Shepherd Australia

Sea Shepherd Australia is a non-profit conservation organisation whose mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species.

They use innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas. By safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately balanced oceanic ecosystems, and works to ensure their survival for future generations.

1. Are your ships vegan?

All Sea Shepherd Campaigns – on and offshore are vegan. This includes all of the Sea Shepherd ships.

2. How does veganism help the environment?

There are simply not enough fish in the sea to continue to feed the ever-expanding populations of humanity

-Captain Paul Watson

By 2030 every single commercial fishery on the planet will have been destroyed. We have already seen the destruction of the Northern cod, the bluefin tuna, the orange roughy, the Patagonia toothfish and so many more species. There is a major biological holocaust being waged against life in the oceans. More than 50% of the fish taken from the sea is converted into animal feed making pigs and cows the largest aquatic predators on the planet. Domestic chickens eat more fish than all the world’s puffins. Domestic cats eat more tuna than all the world’s seals together.

We catch 50-70 fish from the sea to raise one farm raised salmon. We are vegans because it is an ecological crime to eat fish; because we are marine conservationists and not because we are animal rights activists’.

Almo is a vegan product

3.  Why are fisheries so bad for the environment?

Fisheries have an incredibly negative impact on the environment. Major issues include overfishing and by-catch. As the world’s population grows, the demand and supply of fish increase. Fishing trawlers have a devastating effect on marine life. The method involves dragging a trawl (a very large fishing net) at the back of a boat and catching everything in its way. Bycatch such as dolphins, sharks, turtles and other at times endangered marine species get caught up in the nets.  Unfortunately, the bycatch doesn’t always survive. Trawlers can also destroy the seabed as the weighted nets are dragged on the ocean floor with great force, destroying everything in its path.

Therefore, industrial fish farms pose a great threat to our oceans. For example, wild salmon populations of the Pacific Northwest of Canada are potentially at risk due to the impact of diseases and parasites caught from farmed salmon that share the same waterways. Wild salmon in this region is paramount to the survival of the Pacific Northwest. For the third year, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has sent the R/V Martin Sheen, a research vessel, to British Columbia, Canada to investigate the problem further.

While many people believe that farmed salmon is sustainable. Increasingly, farmed salmon are fed grains, chicken and pig parts, fish from different oceans, chemicals to colour their flesh, delousing drugs, antibiotics and vaccinations. There is nothing natural about the amount or content of the farmed salmon waste.

We can not live life on this planet with dead oceans. If our oceans die, we die.

-Captain Paul Watson

4. Tell me something interesting/ something most people don’t know about whales

Whales can live between 40-100 years, yet their lives are often cut short by whaling, ship strikes, chemical, noise and plastic pollution, entanglement in fishing gear, climate change, oil and gas development, habitat destruction and many more man-made threats.

-Words by Sara Hayem
Brisbane Event Team
Sea Shepherd Australia

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