Shocked to see the graphic illustration of the precipitous collapse of spawning cod stocks in the North Sea in the Financial Times Magazine for June 6-7, which had been hanging around in a stack of unread magazines due to my recent travel. One of the triggers for the piece was the new film, The End of the Line: Imagine a Worth Without Fish. Linked to Charles Clover’s book of the same name.
Flew up to Aberdeen this morning, to join some colleagues from IMSA – including one who was part of the Greenpeace boarding party on the Brent Spar – to talk to people in the oil and gas platform decommissioning business. The project, the ‘Living North Sea Initiative’, is still under wraps, but has great potential at a time when the North Sea seems to be in continuing decline, despite a spate of government-sponsored efforts to turn the tide.