General Tso’s Fish

25 May

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Here is the United States our military has 11 aircraft carriers to China’s 1. But when it comes to fishing trawlers China out numbers our fleet by 2,000! As a result the Chinese are happily on their way to eating all of the fish in the ocean…or oceans I should say.

It seems that in recent years the Chinese have had to sail away from their own fishing grounds where they have actually caught almost all of the fish, to fisheries all over the world and thousands of miles from home because…well, there are over a billion and a half Chinese…and they love to eat  fish! To the tune of 3.1 million tons per year! That’s a lot of Sushi.

So much so that other countries around the world are now finding it hard to catch their own fish in their own waters because…as it turns out, there truly are… only so many fish in the sea and not the unlimited supply that Red Lobster tells us there are.

But the Chinese don’t just eat the fish that they catch in the ocean because a 2017 study  published in Fish and Fisheries found that China also hauls in more fish catch for non-human consumption than any other country in the world. Those fish they use to convert into fish oil and fishmeal which they then use to feed to aquaculture fish like farm raised Salmon, which the Chinese apparently really like.

So they are not just feeding fish to people. They are feeding fish to fish so they don’t have to fish for so much fish! Which of course, while delicious, is only making things worse for fishermen around the world.

So if you like to eat fish enjoy them while you can because even though we are pumping money into our navy to protect the seven seas, China is pumping money into its fishing fleet so they can eat all of the fish in the seven seas. Then I suppose when they are done eating… we can have it.

Just ask any mermaid you happen to see, “What’s the best tuna?”

There is none! Just a bunch of aircraft carriers. And they are not very tasty.

6 Responses to “General Tso’s Fish”

  1. Colors of my life May 25, 2017 at 4:49 am #

    With all due respect, isn’t it International water are for all. Why US have issues with China only what about Japan? Have you look at their statistics? Just for a change.

    Did the butchering of goats, sheep, cows and hens stop the population of it?

    The only thing that should be mentioned in my words are as to whether they are doing in breathing season, if so, than it should be stopped at all cost.

    Else it’s a big ocean to feed the whole mankind. It’s more than our imagination

    • gpicone May 25, 2017 at 2:42 pm #

      This wasn’t about China. It’s about humankind. We are running out of food and water on this planet. Of course people will go where the food is and gather what they need to eat but what will we do when the food is exhausted? We are making no plans for conservation and sustainability. We are doing what all animals do: Destroying our habitat…but we have the brains to know better and instead choose to deny science as though it is a debatable subject. The next stage of habitat destruction is the destruction of one another…or heaven, I suppose.

      • Colors of my life May 25, 2017 at 6:17 pm #

        I beg to differ we haven’t run out of food, we waste our food. We destroy our food, by throwing tons and tons of waste in open sea killing precious fish.

        That is run by major shipping companies and us, who purchase things in abundance which we don’t need.

        Rather than only China as appearing from your article

  2. RAB May 25, 2017 at 12:40 pm #

    Wow. We keep hearing that our coastal fisheries are thinning. I will share this!

  3. tric May 25, 2017 at 9:20 pm #

    Our fishing industry in Ireland is in crisis due to mainly Spanish supertrawlers. Our fishing fleet is mostly outclassed and out fished.
    Then there is the quota. If a boat catches too many they are not allowed land them so the ridiculous situation comes about that juvenile fish, now dead, have to be dumped in favour of bigger mature fish. Tonnes dumped every year.

  4. gpicone May 25, 2017 at 11:54 pm #

    Wow! I know that if fished properly the fish will replenish themselves but when over fished, as seems to be the case in many areas of the world’s oceans and seas fish are in danger of disappearing. Add in the sad fact that most of the ocean will have more plastic in it than fish in 30 years or so and it sounds like a disaster that no one wants to deal with…like global warming, fracking/fresh water, super germs etc…

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