Marine life expert gives talk on sardines

2016-04-14 06:00
PHOTO: supplied Local marine life expert, Mark Addison at the talk on sardines at Crocworld.

PHOTO: supplied Local marine life expert, Mark Addison at the talk on sardines at Crocworld.

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ON Saturday 9 April, Crocworld Conservation Centre hosted a talk titled “A visual journey of the sardines and where to now for these special little fish”, by marine life expert, Mark Addison.

Addison gave an insight into the world of these incredible creatures using state-of-the-art visual technology. From marine research on projects covering a variety of wildlife, to saving sharks through constant awareness, Addison brings the ocean to life for millions of people around the world, and his presentation was a captivating experience.

Addison said overfishing of the sardine­ stock is contributing to the sardine no-show on the KZN coast – and this assertion is not new.

“Far greater luminaries than myself have been stating this since 2009 – and in fact the first warning salvo was fired by Dr Allan Connell in 2003 when he warned government and others that we were at risk of losing the Sardine­ Run altogether due to overfishing of the stock south of the Eastern Cape and KZN.”

He said sardines are the butter of the sea and their whole life strategy is to out-produce the appetite of their predators.

“If we lose them, many species that rely on the sardines will be impacted.

“For sure sardines are not the only bait fish species on the coast and in that sense nature is amazing, but no doubt once the sardines are gone we will decimate some other stock and this will continue species after species,” he said. - Supplied.

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