by Berst

Napier, NZ – March 2017


Finding This Mural

On the corner of Albion Street and Marine Parade

Google Map

Story Behind This Mural

Artist Statement

My wall explored the theme of overfishing through a typographic graffiti treatment of key messages. The pieces highlight some significant words and phrases that included: Overfishing, depletion of the oceans, and recovery and stability. While researching the topic I discovered some of the devastating effects of overfishing, it’s unsustainable impact on the eco-system in the oceans, and need to work highlight these issues for the broader public to take action.

The Focus


Take Action

If you do eat seafood (marine life), you can be a responsible consumer by:

  • Choosing to eat species that are lower on the foodchain. Think sardines over tuna.
  • Refer to consumer guides such as Seafood Watch and only eat species that are considered sustainable.
  • Look out for catch harvested using non-commercial, more sustainable fishing methods such as spearfishing and pole-and-line.