Statement by Captain Paul Watson: West Coast North American Commercial Herring Fishing Should be Shut Down Permanently

The herring industry must be permanently closed. The decline of the herring is giving rise to an increase of seal and sea lion populations, a decline in pelicans and other sea-birds and is starving whales and dolphins including Orcas. And of course the many species of fish that also depend upon the herring including wild salmon aready threatened by pollution and the ecological destruction of the domestic salmon farms. These other species need the herring more than humans. For every can of sardines on the shelf in a super-market and every order of Kazunoko (数の子/鯑) (herring roe) an animal in the sea, starves and dies. Read the rest here 15:40

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