Charity Project. Harmful fishing practices.

With this project I wanted to bring to light some of the detrimental methods of fishing that are currently in use today, the effects they have on wildlife and the environment around them, and how we can solve these problems. My main charities that I wanted to work with were Sea Shepherd, focusing on conservation through direct action, Save Our Seas Foundation, educating and informing on ocean sciences and various educational campaigns to raise awareness on marine conservation, Sea Sense, a local charity from home directed at helping coastal communities learn about their surroundings and how to protect them.

I also looked at Ralph Steadman’s work for some influence. His scratchy style I do like. The typography is very nice, but I wanted to stay away from any direct representation. I think that his influence is present in my work but not overwhelmingly so.

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My first attempt at illustrating some of the issues surrounding harmful fishing practices. This piece looks at Long-Lining, a method of fishing that is highly wasteful due to its amount of by-catch (the situation in which other species of fish are caught instead of the targeted species, usually sharks, turtles, seals, dolphin, whales and other creatures are at serious risk as most of them are discarded once they're landed, and are already dead.
My first attempt at illustrating some of the issues surrounding harmful fishing practices. This piece looks at Long-Lining, a method of fishing that is highly wasteful due to its amount of by-catch (the situation in which other species of fish are caught instead of the targeted species, usually sharks, turtles, seals, dolphin, whales and other creatures are at serious risk as most of them are discarded once they’re landed, and are already dead.

 

This was heavily influenced by Steadman's work. shown here is a Gillnet being towwed from a fishing trawler. Gillnets dont only scoop up the target species, but everything else in its path too. A highly wasteful and grim practice.
This was heavily influenced by Steadman’s work. shown here is a Gillnet being towwed from a fishing trawler. Gillnets dont only scoop up the target species, but everything else in its path too. A highly wasteful and grim practice.
A Whale Shark caught in a fishing net. These creatures, not being harmful to man as they're filter-feeders (they only eat plankton soup), are fished in many places in the world for their fins, which are tasteless, and used in Shark-fin soup, a dish to signify high status in China. Whale Sharks, like many other sharks are highly threatened because of the high demand for their fins.
A Whale Shark caught in a fishing net. These creatures, not being harmful to man as they’re filter-feeders (they only eat plankton soup), are fished in many places in the world for their fins, which are tasteless, and used in Shark-fin soup, a dish to signify high status in China. Whale Sharks, like many other sharks are highly threatened because of the high demand for their fins.
A fisherman finning a shark caught in a gillnet. I wanted to try and show a side to the situation which deals with the people involved in these practices and question their motives. I briefly had a chance to talk with some local fishermen in my home country, and what they told me was that they do this, not because they hate sharks or demonize them in any way, but because they need to feed their families, and the demand for shark's fins provides a higher income that other means. I feel that it's interesting how people are qu
A fisherman fining a shark caught in a gillnet. I wanted to try and show a side to the situation which deals with the people involved in these practices and question their motives. I briefly had a chance to talk with some local fishermen in my home country, and what they told me was that they do this, not because they hate sharks or demonize them in any way, but because they need to feed their families, and the demand for shark’s fins provides a higher income that other means. I feel that it’s interesting how people are quick to point fingers at these individuals.
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