• Cats get the cream in seafood catches

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    Cats in Australia eat 33,500 tonnes of seafood a year – more than double the amount landed annually by the country’s  southern-east trawl fishery. The revelation comes in a paper entitled Towards Understanding the Impacts of the Pet Food Industry on World Fish and Seafood Supplies, produced by the Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, which calls for an investigation into the pet food industry’ s impact.  The authors, Sena De Silva and Giovanni Turchini, suggest that 13.5% of the total 39 million tonnes of wild-caught fish is used for purposes other than human food production. They calculate that 2.48 million metric tonnes a year of raw fishery products is directly used by the cat food industry. Fewer cats, more fish? What do you think? Full story here.


    Editor and publisher of Classic Angling magazine. Founder member of UK Angling Writers' Association and current chairman. Former winner of Writer of the Year. I wrote a weekly angling column for The Independent for 23 years, having previously written columns for The Guardian and Sunday Mirror. If it swims, I'll fish for it: marlin or mackerel, trout or tench, salmon or snook. I've written several books on fishing, from one for the Duke of Edinburgh's award to the notorious Catchmore Sharks (don't look at the pictures) and Bob Nudd's autobiography, How to be the World's Best Fisherman. I love exotic travel for fishing (been to Mongolia and Ecuador, the Great Barrier Reef and Arunachal Pradesh) and wish I could afford to do such trips more often. My favourite fish? Anything with fins, though I have a special love for mahseer, and I'm chairman of The Mahseer Trust.

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