Tag Archive: Fish

Fish Catches – Polynesians were smarter than today US Hawaiians

Polynesians were smarter than today US Hawaiians. What looks like a bold statement and is of course too generalised has some truth in it as far as fishing is concerned. In ancient times, fish catch dictated how many people the islands could sustain and was therefore highly regulated. A very sophisticated quota and hatching system guaranteed that no fish species would be overexploited and maximised the yields. A system so efficient that it provided 3-4 times the amount of fish that is thought to be sustainable today.
ON-green-policy. So what is the link of that inspiring news to policy? Well, …

Tuna – More Than 2100 Euros per Kilo

A gorgeous tuna, which has miraculously evaded fishermen and managed to grow to 269kg, has finally been caught and just sold for 573,000 Euros to a Japanese restaurant – about half the price of gold. It will be eaten in 10,000 portions by (presumably quiet wealthy) Japanese Sushi lovers.
On-green-policy. Such prices are the result of dysfunctional environmental policies, strikingly failing to limit fish catches to sustainable limits. Without regulations, the tragedy of the commons fully applies, fishermen hurry to empty the oceans before others can, fish prices are skyrocketing and fish stocks and long-term perspectives for the fishing industry …