Ghostly Hong Kong seas warn of looming global tragedy
Kathy Hau 6B
Have you ever seen there are
varies (various) kinds of seafood in the tanks outside the famous seafood restaurants in Hong Kong? Don’t they look fascinated (fascinating) and delicious? Actually, this phenomenon tells a strange and haunting tale of a looming global tragedy, which is the fact that there are more fish swimming in the tiny tanks than there are in the surrounding seas.
As we all know, the demands for seafood in Hong Kong are very high, like other World’s
city (cities – other + pl n), the local supplement (supply) of seafood is not sufficient and we need to import seafood around the global (globe – n) either by plane or ship. Although the cost maybe higher, but (have ‘although’, then no ‘but’) Hong Kong people still can (can still) afford that and most of us are glad about that.
However, this makes us ignore the seriousness of over fishing.
“I’m afraid that I may have to change my job in 10 years’ time! ” said Mr. Chan, a fish seller in Hong Kong as he said it is already becoming difficult to find fish and other seafood in the quantities he required.
This reflects that the problem on over fishing tends to be more urgent nowadays .If we haven’t paved a possible road for this problem, it is no longer acceptable to eat seafood when the problem cannot be remedied one day. May you, can you, and dare you still say “None of my business”?
Although we have no power to legislate the law on this problem,
But the things we can help are to discipline ourselves .For example, do not throw rubbish or discharge toxin into the sea. If everyone can have the awareness on it, I believe the problem can be mitigated and solved in the future.