Occasionally a video emerges that changes everything. This is one of those videos. You are witnessing pieces of plastic being removed from a Mahi Mahi’s digestive system filmed by Erick Céspedes in Costa Rica. Mahi Mahi, otherwise known as Dorado or dolphinfish are a large pelagic fish coveted for their acrobatic behaviour and flavour. Whilst this situation is heartbreaking for the fish it opens up a bigger question: “If fish are eating plastic then what are the impacts on humans who eat fish?” What will you do to reduce plastic pollution today? #pickitup #binit #take3forthesea Via @refugioromelia ™@take3forthesea
This video is going viral, it was posted on the Spearfishing International Instagram and filmed on a fishing boat off the coast of Costa Rica, and it shows fisherman preparing to filet a Mahi Mahi that they just caught, when they encounter a disturbing surprise. As the guide is cleaning the Mahi Mahi, he begins to pull piece of plastic after piece of plastic out of the fish’s digestive system, it is clear that this fish had consumed large amounts of plastic recently which were undigested and lodged in it’s internal organs. If there is that much plastic inside of this Mahi Mahi, a delicious fish that most people have eaten at seafood restaurants, imagine what all that plastic is doing to the meat of the fish. We here at SportSmasher.com are not here to preach, we provide viral content and that’s what this video is, we support and enjoy hunting and fishing and are not tree huggers. But recycle. Clean up after yourselves. Take care of the environment. This video was very disturbing, and if we do not keep the oceans clean, our days of getting drunk with our buddies on a deep sea fishing trip and having the time of our lives are going to be over because there are going to be no fish left in the ocean.