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A 3rd Year Visual Communication student at the Arts University in Bournemouth.

This blog intends on presenting further research, ideas and final designs relevant to work produced for the course projects (in addition to sketchbooks and physical documentation), plus showcases design from around the world that I find interesting and inspiring.

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European Fishing

Furthermore to the beginning of attempts to control fishing and focus to a more sustainable attitude, the European Commission uploaded to their website a booklet containing data on the current situation, and partially their advice on what to change. The document also contains information relative to the UK, so I may want to extract these in particular, or compare them to other EU countries.

Within Britain, we all love one classic fish dish… Fish and Chips!
The popular choice of eating Cod as part of the meal is somewhat considered to have had some impact on stocks of the fish, yet are passion of serving the fish dish is still thriving.  
- There are around 11,000 Fish and Chip Shops around the UK and Ireland.
- 61.5% of fish consumed within the UK is Cod.
To view more information on Fish and Chips visit here.
(From questioning peers and random people, other popular fish dishes within the UK include Tuna Pasta Bakes, Fish Pies, and Salmon-Based dishes.)

Within Britain, we all love one classic fish dish… Fish and Chips!

The popular choice of eating Cod as part of the meal is somewhat considered to have had some impact on stocks of the fish, yet are passion of serving the fish dish is still thriving.  

- There are around 11,000 Fish and Chip Shops around the UK and Ireland.

- 61.5% of fish consumed within the UK is Cod.

To view more information on Fish and Chips visit here.

(From questioning peers and random people, other popular fish dishes within the UK include Tuna Pasta Bakes, Fish Pies, and Salmon-Based dishes.)

Hugh’s Fish Fight
Celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall began a campaign to change the laws, regulations, and policies towards fisheries and fishing, after he describes the ‘mad’ EU laws at current in relation to the allowing of wasted fish in extremely low fish stocks, and that can be caused to the environment.
A key fact that he wanted to present was that ‘HALF OF ALL FISH CAUGHT IN THE NORTH SEA ARE THROWN BACK… DEAD.’ - A powerful phrase that may work well in my animation (linked to UK Fishing Statistics)
Shown on Channel 4 in early 2011, Hugh promoted his campaign by showing the current effects on fish stocks, within interviews from experts, and from celebrities (who have signed up to the petition, for which the general public can sign up to).
For more information on Hugh’s Fish Fight, visit the website here.
To watch on 4OD, visit here.  

Hugh’s Fish Fight

Celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall began a campaign to change the laws, regulations, and policies towards fisheries and fishing, after he describes the ‘mad’ EU laws at current in relation to the allowing of wasted fish in extremely low fish stocks, and that can be caused to the environment.

A key fact that he wanted to present was that ‘HALF OF ALL FISH CAUGHT IN THE NORTH SEA ARE THROWN BACK… DEAD.’ - A powerful phrase that may work well in my animation (linked to UK Fishing Statistics)

Shown on Channel 4 in early 2011, Hugh promoted his campaign by showing the current effects on fish stocks, within interviews from experts, and from celebrities (who have signed up to the petition, for which the general public can sign up to).

For more information on Hugh’s Fish Fight, visit the website here.

To watch on 4OD, visit here.  

Relative to the sustainability of fish, a list has been compiled for which presents fish to avoid, and fish to consider eating instead.

Ten Fish to Avoid

- Atlantic Cod

- Atlantic Salmon

- Atlantic Halibut

- European Eel

- Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

- King or Tiger Prawns

- Sturgeon and Caviar

- Turbot

- Swordfish

- Skates and Rays

Ten Fish to Eat

-   Sardine or Pilchard

-   Gurnard

-   Black Bream, Seabream or Porgy

-   Coley or Saithe

-   Mackerel

-   Megrim

-   Pollack

-   Dab

-   Tilipia

-   Oyster

Websites for Research

A key to this project is to obviously compile and collect a range of facts and statistics for which can be considered and used within my animation. However, exploring the theme of fish and sustainability in general, there are so many areas and themes which I could choose to follow as a concept. From this, below is shown a collection of major websites relating directly to the sustainable fishing topic that I have explored to collate data for which could be used.

- Debate Your Plate (An article that provides an overview of the issue, with recommendations and further links)

- Fish Online (A key website providing and in-depth analysis of sustainable fish/seafood)

- Fish2fork (A campaigning restaurant guide for eating fish sustainably)

- Good Catch (Updating the campaigning and promotion of sustainable fishing- collaboration with the Marine Conservation Society)

- Marine Stewardship Council (THE MAIN WEBSITE presenting everything relative to sustainable fish/seafood)

Another stunning inforgraphic relating to fish, and particularly the bycatch issue that occurs. The use of basic pie charts easily relates the statistic to the entire population quota, within the United States and Worldwide.

Another stunning inforgraphic relating to fish, and particularly the bycatch issue that occurs. The use of basic pie charts easily relates the statistic to the entire population quota, within the United States and Worldwide.

A fascinating collection of Fish/Fishing Infographics. The facts and figures may become very useful from these, along with the styles which are used, in the generation of ideas for my animation.

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