After hearing Greenpeace spokesperson Liam O'Daugherty on NewsTalk 1290’s morning talk show, a father and daughter made their way over the Costco on Wonderland road in London, Ontario seeking to express themselves.
Having just completed a school project on the evils of long-line fishing, a destructive fishing practice that hooks and kills much more that the fish targeted, a byproduct of the process called bi-catch, the young woman wished to express her support for Greenpeace’s campaign.
After learning just how destructive this process can be, she and her father needed to let us know that there were people in London, Ontario who understood the importance of the issue.
Long-line fishing sends out hooked lines many kilometers long seeking tuna, shark and swordfish, but in the process also catches sea turtles, albatross and many other species, which are killed and disposed of as unwanted detritus.
Fighting this method of fishing, along with drag-netting and poorly managed fish farms, are part of Greenpeace’s oceans campaign that has identified 15 species of fish that have been fished to the point of near commercial extinction or are caught or farmed in ways that destroys the ocean’s biosphere.
These fish form the Redlist, an easy entry point for consumers to go into action to help save the oceans from the effects of over-fishing.
Greenpeace was at the Costco on Wonderland Road in London, Ontario to give voice to the cause and inform the supermarket of their complicity in the destruction of the ocean. Immediately upon arrival at the store, security guards demanded that Greenpeace’s activists leave the premises, clearly unwilling to be part of the dialog.
So from the relative safety of Wonderland Road the fight to save the oceans continued…