April 9, 2012

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On Friday’s show, comedian Ellen Degeneres tackled the not-so-funny situation that industrialized fishing has created in the ocean. Speaking with Captain Dave Anderson, who recently helped to free a gray whale entangled in fishing nets off Dana Point, California, Ellen spoke directly about drift nets, by-catch, and how she chose to give up eating fish once she realized what it took to get fish onto her plate. Pointing out to her fans that an ocean with no fish in 50 years is not the future we want, she challenged them to take action to change the dangerous course we are on while there is still time.

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5 thoughts on “Ellen Degeneres on “The Dangers of Fishing Nets”

  1. We think that not eating fish is a great idea! There are two excellent guides to sustainable fish – one is from the Blue Ocean Institute, at fishphone.org, and the other, 'Seafood Watch' from the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Thanks Cathy for caring about our ocean and the critters who live in it!

  2. I haven't bought fish since I saw this story. Do you by any chance have a list of ocean fish that are caught in a way that won't harm the environment?

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