Artist StatementMy 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.
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.