Supersizing Responsibility, Not Portions - A blog by Chad Tragakis

Supersizing Responsibility, Not Portions - A blog by Chad Tragakis

Chad Tragakis, Senior Vice President, Hill & Knowlton, Washington, and Blogger at ResponsAbility
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Supersizing Responsibility, Not Portions


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Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 7:38pm


Hard to believe that the end of another summer is upon us.  Earlier this month I was on Cape Cod, enjoying a week of vacation, which included eating a lot of fresh seafood.   The menu included cod (of course), clams, flounder, haddock, lobster and scallops.  All of it was delicious, but with every bite there was a little remorse.  Ever since I first read the United Nations Environment Program’s (UNEP’s) prediction that the world’s fisheries could be depleted by 2050, I have suffered a tinge of guilt with every plate of broiled scrod, every cup of seafood stew, every lobster roll.

According to UNEP, 30 percent of global fish stocks have already collapsed – meaning that they now yield 10 percent or less of their previous potential.  I also know full well that some one billion people around the world, most of them from developing countries, rely on seafood as their primary source of protein and a major source of their sustenance.

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