Here at Fish Navy Films, we are passionate about two things: sustainable seafood and filmmaking.
We learn more about how to raise and eat sustainable seafood every day through our research and our own consumer choices. It isn’t easy. We sometimes feel like we know too much and think that ignorance is bliss. We have to pass up on succulent shrimp cocktail at Christmas parties because we know that shrimp was farmed in irresponsible ways. We say no to melt-in-your-mouth toro sushi because the tuna from which that fatty belly was sliced is endangered.
But we are very excited about the films we make and practice what we preach. So come on, Santa, how about a little treat for the end of the year? Here is our Fishmas wish list:
For Véronique (me!), our communications producer, an aquaponics kit
If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself, right? That’s why we want to raise our own food. It’s hard to do when you love in a city but maybe one of these home fish farming and organic greens gardens can fit in our kitchens? This way I could feed myself and my family the freshest ingredients and I’ll know where my food comes from! I hope there’s enough room in Santa’s bag of toys for this awesome gadget.
For Ted, our executive producer, more big fish in the sea
This may be the “world peace” of sustainable seafood wish list items, but our fearless leader wants to reverse the trend of 90% of the ocean’s large fish disappearing from the sea. How about it, Santa? Can you help them on the road to recovery? Bringing back our top predators sure would help out the ocean’s ecosystems.
For Sarah, our associate producer, a cleaner planet!
When I asked Sarah what was on her Fishmas wish list, she emphatically said “Less plastic use!! More reuseable bags. Styrofoam being banned from the planet!! More beach clean ups. More public engagement with ocean issues.” In short, she wants Earth Day to be every day, which is the way it should be if we want to be responsible citizens. More and more laws are being passed to reduce the use of plastic bags and reduce waste, but Santa could help accelerate the process.
What’s on your Christmas wish list? Please tell us in the comments section below!