FishLove: Photographic Exhibition

FishLove: Photographic Exhibition

FishLove: Photographic Exhibition

The series of photos in which celebrities pose with seafarers will be presented at the Credo Bonum Gallery from July 26 to August 27, with the collaboration of Dr. Atanas Grozdanov of the Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski and WWF Bulgaria and BACB. The initiative is part of a global movement dedicated to the protection of seas and oceans from destructive fishing practices.

About 33 percent of world fish stocks are overfished, and annual fish consumption is growing twice as fast as the population of the world shows, according to a report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Europe consumes much more seafood than it can catch in its waters or grow in fish farms. To date, Europe has already consumed its fish stocks for the year and starts relying solely on imports of fish and fish products to meet consumer demand.

In 2009, Nicholas Roll, co-owner of the Japanese restaurant MOSHIMO and actress Greta Skakki, created the charity organization FISHLOVE. Their main objective is to direct public attention to unsustainable fishing methods that rapidly destroy the marine ecosystems of the planet.

The forthcoming FISHLOVE-Bulgaria exhibition was officially included in the series of events dedicated to the European Day of the Sea coordinated by the European Commission. During the opening, important information will be presented on marine resource problems and how we can influence their conservation.

The impressive photographs that prompted significant public interest in the campaigns of many global organizations – the Marine Conservation Society, the OCEAN2012, the Deep Sea Coalition, the End of the Line, and the Blue Marine Foundation will be shown for the first time in Bulgaria. Official opening is on July 26th at 6:30 PM with free admission.