I just watched “The South Pacific Fragile Paradise” on ABC (the above is only the first part of the show – the other parts are also on YouTube). Some of it was quite sobering as there are some quite unsustainable fishing practices that are putting fish stock at risk. Some of the fishing methods, especially purse seines and long line fishing, cause environmental damage. Pole and line fishing (which I remember from reading “Blue Fin” although it is now done on a much larger scale) is much more sustainable.
We really do need groups like Nourishing Newcastle to promote more local, sustainable foo.