Catch of the Day

Fishing activities around the world are very diverse and range from the simple hand-collection of shellfish or seaweeds onshore, cast nets and handlines in water margins, to very sophisticated large fishing vessels with entire processing systems on board. These large vessels require substantial investment, well-trained crews, and extensive support infrastructure, and they have evolved in response to opportunities to catch and sell substantial global fishery resources. Energy use varies widely across the sector, but it’s safe to say that however you source your fish, fossil fuels play a critical role in the capture, transport, and processing of the world’s fastest growing food market – reaching about 179 million tonnes in 2018. #fossilfueled