Be an artist, save a fish!
The “Paint a Fish” campaign is a straightforward concept. It asks members of the public to simply paint fish, but the aspiration behind the project is to engage and educate the younger generations in the protection of fish stocks, while also encouraging decision-makers to do the same as the CFP reform draws to a close.
Their website features several resources for schools, aimed at children between the ages of 7 and 16. These provide fact sheets on fisheries, activities and exercises, and lesson plans for teachers.
All the fish submitted to the campaign will be uploaded to their website “to create a colourful fish stock that will call on EU leaders to refill our seas by restoring fish stocks to their maximum sustainable yield (MSY)”. Already several MEPs have submitted their fish, so join them to campaign for a CFP reform which ensures that fish stocks are rebuilt for future generations.
The campaign has been initiated by the new economics foundation (nef).
See also here.
- Governments ignore science on fishing (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- How To Help Europe’s Fisheries – have lots of fish in the sea (publicaffairs2point0.eu)
- Taking Stock: World Fish Catch Falls to 90 Million Tons in 2012 (treehugger.com)
- Baltic cod fishing restrictions may be reduced (worldfishing.net)
- US study says environment key to fish stocks (worldfishing.net)
- MEPs support fish recovery plan (bbc.co.uk)
- National fish stocks (abc.net.au)