Overfishing Stop

Byre Theatre

Alex South and Katherine Wren
Alex South (clarinet), Katherine Wren (viola)

This multi – stranded lament expresses our response to the growing threat posed to humpback whales worldwide by entanglement in fishing gear. It is based on the rhythmic structure and pitches transcribed from the song of a humpback whale recorded in October 2019 off the South Pacific island of Mo’orea, a whale belonging to the Endangered (IUCN Red List) Oceania subpopulation. This population is still recovering only slowly from intense Soviet whaling operations in the early 1960s

Overfishing is another threat to our ocean. It is when we catch fish too quickly and fish are unable to replenish their numbers. Lots of species of fish have been caught too much, which means their numbers are going down. It effects not only marine life, but also the way of life for many people who rely and work in fishing.

Word Puzzle

To complete the trail and claim your free prize* at our final stop at the Wardlaw Museum, please take the fourth letter of overfishing and add to your collection of letters.

Once you have all 10 letters, please rearrange them to spell an ocean-based word which will give you your prize.

*One prize per household

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