Podcast: only sustainable fishing? So what?


Status: October 21, 2021 4:13 p.m.

Suppose we only fish sustainably. Are there more or less fish then? Will fish fingers then become a luxury item? And does it help the environment? A thought experiment.

Justus Kliss
ARD capital studio

Marcel Heberlein
ARD capital studio

Around 80 million tons of fish are removed from the oceans worldwide every year. Many fish end up in the nets that are actually not meant to be caught. In order to catch one kilo of crabs, for example, nine kilograms of other marine animals are currently being caught. Often this bycatch does not survive and is dumped back into the sea dead.

What if we only fish sustainably? Would there then be more fish in the seas again? Or does the opposite effect occur? How would the prices for fish products develop? Would fish still be affordable then? And what is sustainable fishing anyway?

The two correspondents answer these questions Marcel Heberleinand Justus Kliss from the ARD capital studio in Berlin and search for the future podcast of daily News together with experts for answers.

Only sustainable fishing? So what?

10/21/2021 7:37 am

Thought experiments in the Tagesschau podcast

“sometimes accepted” is the award-winning * future podcast of the daily News. Every 14 days a team of six correspondents thinks from the ARD capital studio in Berlin a current political idea into the future and plays through the possible consequences in a thought experiment: Let’s assume that Germany would no longer export weapons – what would the political consequences be? Or suppose that cash would be abolished – what effects would that have on our everyday lives and the economy?

Numerous experts help to find answers to these questions, positive examples from other countries show what is already possible elsewhere today and thus provide new impulses in political debates.

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