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“We want to make sure people understand that seafood is not just a food, but it’s also a resource,” said Kate Smith, the chief executive of the Australian Humane Society.
The society, which has received funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, launched a petition to get consumers to boycott seafoods caught in the ACT. “
And it’s a very, very valuable resource to us.”
The society, which has received funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, launched a petition to get consumers to boycott seafoods caught in the ACT.
“There are tonnes of fish that we do not eat, that are caught and sent to countries like Japan and Canada,” Ms Smith said.
“We are doing our bit for the planet, and that’s why we are trying to get people to do the same.” “
The petition, which calls on the Australian government to ban the sale of all seafood caught in Australia, has already attracted more than 2,000 signatures. “
We are doing our bit for the planet, and that’s why we are trying to get people to do the same.”
The petition, which calls on the Australian government to ban the sale of all seafood caught in Australia, has already attracted more than 2,000 signatures.
The group has also set up a website to help people decide whether to eat fish.
“In Australia, we’re a very big consumer of seafood,” Ms Jones said.
“So if we’re going to use that to help us make better decisions, we want people to understand the ethical implications of using that resource.”
Ms Smith says she would prefer to see the Australian Government ban the use of seafood caught by the Australian Fisheries and Offshore Processing Authority (AFPOA) for the production of pet food.
“They are a huge exporter of food,” she said.
The ACT Government is working on a new ban on fish, which would apply to seafoods raised in aquariums, fish farms, and fish processing facilities.
“The only fish we catch in the Australian supply chain is the Australian Atlantic cod,” Ms S Smith said, referring to a cod that is exported from the Cook Islands.
“Our catch is only the most minuscule portion of the supply chain, and we’re not in a position to say that we can’t make a difference by using that portion to produce the pet food.”
Ms Jones says her organisation has raised concerns with the ACT Government about the use by aquaculture companies of the Pacific cod, which she believes is a form of animal abuse.
“I think the Government should take a look at that issue,” she says.
“If they can’t deal with that, then we should look at using other fish species for pet food and not just the Pacific.”
The Seafood Watch campaign group says the use and sale of captive bred fish to feed pet food is also problematic.
“This is a huge problem that’s been occurring for quite some time,” Ms M Jones said, adding that there are currently 2,800 fish farms operating in Australia.
“So we can see from the current situation that the majority of fish raised for pet foods are farmed for their skin, which is a highly toxic product,” she told the ABC.
“A lot of the fish being raised for the pet industry are actually killed to keep the price down and so it’s extremely unethical and we need to do something about it.”
Ms S Jones said the organisation was now looking at other fish such as sea bass and mahi mahi.