Fish are very tasty and full of nutritious value, and so our seas, rivers and lakes are fished for their food value. Many people depend upon fish and the fishing industry for their livelihoods, and it is an important food for many people, animals, birds and indeed other fish. However, we have a responsibility to protect and care for water, fish and fishing stocks so that all who live in and off the sea can continue to survive long into the future.
View the Irish Wildlife Trust's Sustainable Seas Seafood Guide
View the Marine e-atlas for Seabird Conservation
(IBA = Important Bird Area)
Also sacred scripture tells us that the value of creatures is much more than feeding people. The psalmists exhort creation - including fish - to praise God the creator! However, at our present rate and intensity of fishing (as well as forestry and farming) we are forcing many species into extinction with the result that their unique praise of God will be lacking ... forever!
If we only stopped for a moment to look at these creatures, we would be astonished at their beauty and marvel in the Creator ... View some of the links below to learn more.
- Psalm 69, 34
Learn about Irish Sea Creatures by clicking here.
Check out Underwater Ireland to learn more about Ireland's sea & freshwater creatures.
Check out the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group for information on these wonderful creatures and their conservation.
- Psalm 98, 7
- St. Francis