Gone Fishing?

In 2007, Germany officially designated August 22 the “Tag der Fische”, or “Day of Fish”. Every year since then, people all over the country are encouraged to direct their attention toward endangered fish species as well as fish conservation efforts. In line with this mission, our exhibition “Europe and the Sea” addresses the role fish play as both a food resource for Europeans and an object of marine research. Here on the DMH blog, and in honour of Day of Fish, exhibition curator Thomas Eisentraut dives into the historical importance of fishing, as well as the ecological problems associated with both overfishing and marine litter.

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