Defender of Oceans

A Guardian article on the uncertain future of wild fish stocks features long-time Rainbow Warrior photographer and marine biologist Dr Roger Grace. Grace as been documenting Greenpeace actions for over 30 years and is now part of the organisation’s campaign to save Mediterranean fish stocks (currently the most threatened in the world.) Grace was also responsible for setting up some of the world’s first no-intervention fishing reserves, in his native NZ. “In all that time, [working for Greenpeace] I’ve never had a fisherman explain why they need to fish in 100 percent of the sea,” he says. “Why not have 20 per cent set aside? Fish life functions best when the ecosystem is entirely set aside. If you’re forever pulling fish out on a string around the entire damned coastline, there’s no respite anywhere.”


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