EarthCare Teaches Kids Green Fishing
Teaching kids is what it's all about; what good is fishing if we're the last ones to do it? EarthCare helps.
We spend a lot of time - and our hundreds of thousands of readers sure spend a lot of time - with kids and teaching kids to fish. This story came to us from the Bahamas and is about an environmental group called EarthCare teaching kids in the islands to fish properly.
With modern GPS equipment and almost no bag limits on local species these kids can grow to become solid stewards of the oceans we all love:
EARTHCARE Eco Kids, a group of Grand Bahama schoolchildren, received an expert lesson in sustainable fisheries earlier this month from a veteran commercial fisherman. #David Rose, who has fished for more than 40 years, told the students about overfishing of the Little Bahama Bank, the use of National Parks and enforcement, limiting the lobster season, protecting large lobster of 5lbs plus as breeders and more during a field trip on April 8.
During a lecture at the Kevin Tomlinson Academy, Mr Rose said: “Over the last 50 years, fishing on the Little Bahama Bank has increased and with the addition of new technologies eg Global Positioning Systems (GPS), underwater breathing apparatus, and the unfettered use of man-made lobster habitats/shelters.
These increasingly efficient fishing methods have depleted the Little Bahama Bank past the point of commercial endangerment.
This whole story came from Tribune242 in the Bahamas.
And this one about the same group working with kids in Canada on Earth day is here.