Renewable Matter # 17 / July-August

When Small is Better

by Renata Briano

Focus on the Sea


80% of fishing boats operating in the planet’s waters are shorter than 12 metres. This small-scale, traditional fishing guarantees the survival of millions of people. The model is fundamental in terms of sustainability considering the reduced environmental impact since it is able to respect the biological rhythms of the sea.


We eat fish at least once a week. We buy it mainly from the supermarket and we are willing to pay more providing it is from the Mediterranean, fished with sustainable methods and respecting the environment. However, according to a survey carried out for Greenpeace by Ixé, few Italian, Spanish, and Greek consumers know the new labelling regulations that, in order to permit...

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