Apr 26, 2020
Interview with Valentine Thomas | Part 2
Second Interview with Valentine Thomas! This episode we cover
off what's happened to her in the last 5 years including guesting
on the Joe Rogan Experience, attending international fishing
symposiums, moving to Florida, shooting a huge Marlin and her very
own cookbook - you know pretty much just your average person's last
5 year story:) Listen in!
06:00 How her perspective and life has changed since our
- What has changed? Events, discoveries along the way
- International Symposium of Fisheries Sustainability, organized
by the FAO of the United Nations in Rome.
- New life in Florida | French Fish and Seafood Cookbook
- How has that been reflected in her life, choices, and
- Confronting attitudes and dealing with BS
- Freediving and spearfishing progress. Marlin in Cabo, Baja
- Fish handling | reducing fresh water to clean the fish before
bagging or vacuum packing
19:00 Her work in fighting against certain commercial
- RECENT INSTA POST: Markets and fishing | making better choices
and influencing others. Perceived value
- Seafood labeling and carbon monoxide
- WASTE: Valentine POST on INSTA: Fisheries are discarding and
wasting around 10 BILLIONS pounds every year (conservative
estimate!). Why is that?
- 1- To comply with regulations. If they fish over their quotas
or if they accidentally caught species they aren’t supposed to
- 2- The market value of the fish caught is too low
- This is why varying our diet and why the variety of species we
consume is so important. We create the demand, consequently the
- Nefarious practices | impinging on National waters, people
- Inequality of fishing laws, fishing law enforcement and some
countries inability to police their own waters
- Traceability and Seafood Labeling | Ecolabels
- Lionfish - Invasive Problem | Creating consumer demand,
incentivizing restaurants and changing public perceptions
- Also countries with very well managed fisheries now importing a
huge percentage of their national seafood intake from poorer
countries with less well managed fisheries
- Aquaculture. Seems to be an amazing idea with lots of problems.
Enclosed waterway nets of species like Yellowtail Kingfish cause
damage with the volume of fecal matter and also seem to attract
disease whereas open ocean fish farming seems to mean large nets
can be broken off in storms and become ghost nets and lose their
capital investment in the equipment.
- Reduced Transport Footprints | why do people in Australia
demand fish from 1000’s of km away when they have amazing fish on
their doorstep. Very short shelf life
- Different forms of fishing and how they impact the environment.
Harvesters (Oysters), purse seine, long-lining, trawling
- Helping bleeding hearts understand the place and utility of
commercial fishing and using quota to ensure stocks are
- Using the whole fish | sharing the good stuff with others and
promoting good practice
56:50 The Blackout Story from the SinkPhase crew
64:52 Captain Dan Walsh Speargun Story
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