Posted by: Jimely Flores | June 21, 2015

FishFood Security: why is it an omnipresent dilemma?

Food security has been the mission, vision, goal, objective of most entities, from an individual person to small group of advocates to local national international global universal and planetary organizations from time immemorial up to the present and for sure until the future.

Is it just a goal, vision, mission, objective? Its actually a problem that needs solving.

Its an omnipresent problem burdening the highly sentient beings in a planetary scale.

Is it really that hard? Great innovations, high falutin complex equations, well-dressed and glib politicians are still groping for the answers. Why? Because most of the solutions are too complex that the simple basic foundations are missed.

As simple example. In one small bay, the fishes caught are getting smaller, rarer and worst polluted with heavy metals and carcinogenic compounds. Great famous highly esteemed scientists, money-laden organizations are pouring in. Solutions given: ban and prosecute the commercial fishers, give guns and patrol boats to drive away the blasters, poachers, illegal fishers, put up market sheds in the community, stock enhancement and other high-falutin solutions. Still the problem remains. In my solitudes, this simpleton mind keeps bugging me, why complicate things when the problem is simple. Look and count the number of good municipal fisherfolks operating in the bay, too many of them really and one of the solutions is to reduce their numbers irrespective on what fishing gear they are using. Look at the household and personal waste thrown in the bay, even the pigs refuse to swim on them, simple solution is to reduce wastes whether its biodegrable or not.

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Infant Trichiurus spp. Dagupan market


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Municipal fishing boats

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  1. Thanks for the thumbs up Beejai


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