new study by Swedish researchers found that, along with nitrogenous
runoff from livestock raising and agriculture, algal blooms in the
Baltic Sea are linked to the decline of certain species of large fish.
the research showed that if perch and pike fish populations were
healthy and no nitrogen pollution existed, the surrounding waters had
only a 10% chance of being afflicted by an algal bloom.
in areas where fishing had caused their populations to be substantially
reduced, the chances of an algal bloom went up to 50%. The researchers
believe that the increase is related to a disruption of the food chain,
which in turn affects the ecosystem. Swedish scientists, we appreciate
your work that sheds new light on our oceanic environments.
us act on such knowledge to protect marine life for a vibrant planet.
Supreme Master Ching Hai has often urged for an end to consuming fish
and other animal products, to preserve the biosphere and our own peace
of mind, as during a May 2009 videoconference in Togo.
Supreme Master Ching Hai: If those
fish are all gone, we will see a catastrophic loss of other marine
species as well. The coastal ecosystems will also be affected greatly by
diseases and algae blooms that release toxins. The ocean is a wonderful
recycler that normally can purify the water and create nutrients and
turn carbon dioxide into oxygen, etc. http://www.nature.com/news/2009/091201/full/news.2009.1116.html?s=news_rss
The ocean is a miracle.
But if we ruin the ecosystems through overfishing, this will spell
disaster for us. SM: It’s better for our body, for our conscience, for
our mind, and for the planet to stay away from fish.
We should be