Hugh’s Fish Fight
Episode: Episode 2 at
Time: 21 February, 2013 – 04:00 pm
Watch Hugh’s Fish Fight on Channel 4
Hugh travels further than he’s ever been before, close to Antarctica and one of the last significant patches of sea not already being overrun with fishing boats.
But even here, he discovers a high-tech fishery that is targeting krill, the tiny shrimp-like crustacea at the bottom of the food chain that is being fished for feed that helps turn salmon pink, and also as krill oil tablets – part of the increasingly lucrative health food market for omega 3 products.
South Georgia, a haven for wildlife, is governed by the British. This means that it is the British Government who decide how much of this sea to protect.
But will they listen to Hugh as he pushes them to set up a bigger protected area around this extraordinary patch of sea? Hugh Fearnely Whittingstall leaves the comfort of River Cottage to examine Britain’s fishing industry. He ask why so much fish is thrown back into the sea dead, why so little of the UK catch is sold here, and exploes the supermarket claims about the fish they sell.
So great is the impending fish crisis that scientists believe this food source may become non-existent for future generations.
Hugh asks how much fish is left in the sea and discovers which fish should be eaten, and which should be left alone to replenish. Hugh focuses on the three species most widely consumed in the UK: cod, salmon and tuna. Armed with the relevant information he takes his fish fight to the politicians, the general public and the supermarkets. Every series is very interesting to watch, so don’t forget to watch this episode.
This is going to be an exciting show. Never miss it!