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Terence George Craddock (Spectral Images and Images Of Light)

Benefits of 1995 Fish Trash Policy

policy no policy
policy of indifference
policy of stupidity

now reaps rewards

use “trash fish”
policy as animal feeds
and in fish farming means

is increasingly

attractive to fishers
fishers of world oceans
policy bad policy

1995 one study
showed 27 million tonnes
of fish being discarded

every year but
2005 an investigation found
figure had dropped

to recorded
only 7 million tones
good news

no amount
of bycatch
did dropp not

just deleted
from records
off hot books

policy of greed

a Bermuda Triangle mystery?
a mystery of 20 million tonnes
20 million tonnes of missing fish?

20 million tonnes
were being sold
but control without

what hope in fisheries
of achieving sustainability
if we don’t woe know what

is being caught?

time for television watch
sport big game fishing but
“an estimated 90 per cent

of all large predatory fish
are gone totally fished out
greed humanity gills caught”

partly because fish trash
part of food chain was never trash
what do you think big fish eat?

(Quotation is the poem ‘Where Did All Large Game Fish Go? ’ by Terence George Craddock)

Submitted: Saturday, August 20, 2011
Edited: Saturday, August 20, 2011
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