A reflection on our fishing industry

Reflections for the day

 

Prayer honours God, acknowledges His being, exalts His power, adores His providence, and secures His aid.

– E. M. Bounds


A reflection on the fishing industry

Heavenly Father,

Thou art almighty, and thou art most powerful, and we praise thou for thou power, and for thou mightiness. Thou art the creator of all things known to Mankind. Since the beginning of time thou instructed all Mankind to safeguard and to keep thou world that we live in, and to safeguard and to keep all things in thou world in a way that can be described as fitting.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that there is a threat to thou oceans because of the way that all Mankind has lived, and because of the way that all Mankind lives. Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that there is a decline in a stock of fish in thou world, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that all of thou species of fish are endangered.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that many of thou people rely on a fish as a source that can be described as a primary source of animal protein. We acknowledge that many of thou people will find a livelihood at risk as a result of a decline in a stock of fish. We are able to see in a way that is clear that a situation  of a decline in a stock of fish can be reversed if thou oceans are able to remain in a state that can be described as stable, in terms of reducing a quantity of fish that is retrieved from thou oceans.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that Mankind is unable to see in a way that is clear that an interference with a balance of nature is one that will have an impact upon the way thou earth will thrive.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that many who fish off thou shores of this country, and beyond thou shores of this country, have been instructed to throw back into thou waters a catch which is dead. We acknowledge that many who fish as a living have been subsidised in order to allow all to continue to fish. We are able to see in a way that is clear that some of the regulations that are in place in terms of subsidy are ones that are in need of being revised, so that a stock of fish can recover in terms of quantity.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that the works that are good  of the World Ocean Summit, and the Global partnerships for Oceans, http://www.globalpartnershipforoceans.org/ are ones that can minimise a damage that has been done to thou oceans. We are able to see in a way that is clear that much of the work done through a Common Fisheries Policy is a work that can be upheld as one that is good. We are able to see in a way that is clear that there needs to be a common agreement collectively to allow a sustainability of a stock of fish to grow.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that fishing done in a way that is described as commercial, is one that has affected a breeding ground for a sea bird, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that there is a need for a regulation to be put in place in order to protect a breeding ground for a sea bird.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that many who fish overseas need a protection from what is described as a pirate fishery vessel. We are thankful that an agency known as the Environmental Justice Foundation can support many who fish. We are thankful that thou charity Christian Aid can help to fund a new, and can help to fund a better fishing equipment for many who fish overseas.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that many who fish are courageous. We acknowledge that many who fish need an acknowledgement for a courage by way of a recompense, as many who fish work for a wage that is less than desirable. We hope and we pray that all who fish are paid a wage that is fair, and are paid a wage that is protected.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that much of what happens to thou oceans happens to thou coastlines. We are able to see in a way that is clear that much of what has happened has affected a fishing industry. We are able to see in a way that is clear that the Government of this country is able to help a fishing industry by putting into place a regulation that will allow a stock of fish to increase. We are able to see in a way that is clear that a regulation such as this is one that will benefit a local community in the county of Cornwall, and elsewhere, and a regulation such as this is one that will help a business. We are thankful that many are able to see in a way that is clear a condition of thou oceans, and a condition of thou seas, and we are thankful that many have a desire to address a concern that there is for thou oceans, and for thou seas, and for thou coastlines, and for thou stock of fish.

Heavenly Father, we uphold to thouself, Our Heavenly Father, all that hath been spake in thou name of thouself, Our Heavenly Father, in thou name of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, who together with thou Holy Spirit, lives within Man, and dwells amongst Man, and advocates for Man, now and always, for evermore.

Amen.

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Posted on March 9, 2012, in A reflection on our fishing industry, responsibility and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Daphne Williams

    Nutritionists are advocating that people eat more fish, particularly oily fish, in order to increase Omega 3 and be part of a healthy diet, yet fishing stocks are decreasing. There is obviously a need to rethink regulations so that fish stocks and the state of our oceans can be rectified. It is with you help, Lord, that the right decisions could be made

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