Fishermen need to fish, wildlife needs the wild. Sometimes when these two ways of life overlap there can be dismal consequences. Below is evidence we’ve not yet achieved a sustainable balance.
Four dead seals and a porpoise washed up on Ardmore beach Co. Waterford yesterday morning. (Photo credit: John King).
A local man John King discovered the animals, all of which appeared to have fishing net marks on their bodies.
A sustainable future demands we think about how to protect livelihoods AND how to protect the environment. There is no other option.