by Sabek

Napier, NZ – March 2017


Finding This Mural

17-15 Ossian St, Ahuriri, Napier 4110, New Zealand

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Story Behind This Mural

Artist Statement

My mural portrays overfishing, and how affects to the ocean and everything in it inhabits. I painted the blue whale as the main character because I wanted to represent how is vanishing, like everything around him. There is only one trail, a shadow of what it was.

It is not only to talk about overfishing, it is above all our ways to interact with the environment; disproportionately and abusively. There's still a lot to learn and value about the sea, before its too late, if it's not already...

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.