169: Conciliation of Interest

Beneath almost every environmental challenge we face today lie various conflicts of interest. In the context of the ocean there are examples everywhere: subversion of international fishing quotas to gratify voters with a taste for sushi; oil companies' flagrant disregard for the environment, acceptance of subsidies, and record profits; overfishing worldwide.

In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill will discuss the relationship of fisherman and customer; market pressure and the necessity for balance, change, and responsible consumption; and fishing in an age when more consumers are willing to live with less as a means to conserve depleting resources.

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Peter Neill, Director of the W2O and host of World Ocean Radio, provides coverage of a broad spectrum of ocean issues from science and education to advocacy and exemplary projects. World Ocean Radio, a project of the World Ocean Observatory, is a weekly series of five-minute audio essays available for syndicated use at no cost by community radio stations worldwide.

Image: Tuna at market | Earth Times

Episode resources:
< Whole Foods Seafood Ban
< Oil Companies Reap Subsidies | NY Times.com
< Sushi Appetite Pushes Bluefin Tuna to the Brink
< History of the Cod FIshery
< Diminishing Returns | National Geographic Archives