Seventy percent of the planet is covered with water. Trillions of fish live within our oceans, and many of them display rich and complex behaviours. Fish are smart.
They are also sentient, according to the broad consensus from the scientific community. ‘Sentient’ means they feel physical and emotional pain.
Given the trillions of intelligent, sentient beings we torture and slaughter annually for human consumption, and the likelihood that overfishing will wipe out ocean life before the end of the century, it is high time that governments display enough courage to put an end to the carnage.