McDonald’s and several other seafood corporations are in synch in an effort to protect the Arctic from the ravaging effects of cod fishing.
Some of the top global food leaders such as McDonald’s, Tesco, Iglo, Young’s Seafood, Icelandic Seachill and some big fishing agencies are waving a solemn farewell to the burgeoning network of cod fishing.
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This harmful activity takes place in the frozen northern sea near the Arctic. The area comprises a locus twice the size of France. Cod fishing is big business. Yet it is deleterious to the environment. The agreement between all these agencies was made a reality by the intervention of Greenpeace.
This is a novel happening. It is the first time that all these corporations and fisheries have joined hands to say a resounding “NO!” to the industrial catching of fish off the coast of the Arctic polar region. The law is on the side of these naysayers too.
From now onwards any company or fishery that operates in the designated off-limits area will automatically have its products rejected by the world’s markets for seafood. Before this, there were no rules and regulations to govern this aspect of conservation.
Now it all depends on the level of commitment displayed by these many forces that have decided to cooperate with each other. One of the Greenpeace campaign participants spoke of how McDonald’s along with several other agencies were now finally putting their foot down as far as exploitation of the environment was concerned.
Nobody wants to destroy the habitat for it is all we have here on planet earth. The melting of the Arctic ice due to global warming had led to cod fisheries having their ships venture into the territory.
The profit motive was the sole standard. Thus several big names in seafood were unknowingly destroying the Arctic environment by their rapacious methods.
However, in the future this is not going to be the case. The problem is that the area in the Arctic is also home to many endangered species such as the polar bear, the bowhead whale and the Greenland shark.
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Almost 70% of the cod that ends up on your dinner plate comes from this region and this overfishing is hurting the food webs in the area. This new move to conserve marine life by Greenpeace and the many seafood corporations is a welcome step in the right direction. The goals for now are clear. With a little elbow grease, they will be reached too.