Need a reason to not eat fish?
Or at least to educate yourself about what you're eating? Or what you shouldn't be?http://www.petatv.com/tvpopup/Prefs.asp?video=bottom_trawl
Watch this video on trawling. The waste of life caused by this method of fishing is nauseating.
"Around the world about 44 billion pounds of fish are wasted each year- 25 percent of the global catch. Nearly 1,000 species of marine life are caught as bycatch-caught inadvertently and later returned back to sea, usually dead-in the North Pacific groundfish fisheries (NMFS 1998). This bycatch includes hundreds of millions of pounds of halibut, crab, salmon and other species. This vast array of species, some with significant ecological importance, is dumped back to sea dead or dying because they are too small, the wrong sex, the wrong species, or of no immediate economic value.". -- http://www.alaskaoceans.net/facts/bycatch.htm
The bycatch is on the left, the target shrimp on the right. Amazing, eh?
"Few people are aware of the hundreds of thousands, perhaps even millions of small whales, known as dolphins and porpoises, that are killed every year in frightening numbers as a direct result of entanglement in fishing gear. In fact considerably more dolphins are killed today than all the great whales that were killed at the height of the mechanized commercial hunts that brought many species to the brink of extinction."
Even the birds aren't safe!
It's amazing to me what people think their meals are worth.