I have seen plenty of freediving spearfishermen be quite insensitive to their underwater environment. It can be very tempting, when facing a shoal of big fish, to get trigger happy and try to take as many fish as you can or even shoot small sized fish.
It is in our very nature to exploit a hunting situation when it presents itself, so you just have to fight this urge. If you don’t, can you truly claim that your freediving spearfishing practices are fundamentally a sustainable way of living?
Sure, it’s on a small scale, but ruthless and unthinking marine foragers can have a devastating impact on the marine environment.
So, just go by the simple mantra "take only what you need".
Freediving spearfishing has changed my life. It has taught me to be more in touch with the sea and has shown me things that I know many may never see.
By approaching freediving spearfishing in a sustainable, ethical and sensitive way we can not only ensure that the local environment remains strong but we can also, in our small way, positively affect the planet as a whole.
If you want to learn more about spearfishing, the most sustainable way of fishing, click here.
« Equalizing Tips. Learn how to pressurize gently.