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European Fish Week 2011: Back to the Future
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European Fish Week: 'Back to the Future' photography exhibition

OCEAN 2012’s two-month exhibit at the London Zoo Aquarium seeks to highlight the threat posed by overfishing

Due to overfishing, fish stocks are now at perilously low levels. Currently 72 per cent of European fish stocks are thought to be at risk, with over 20 per cent fished beyond safe biological limits. But it wasn't always this way and the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) reform is being hailed as an opportunity to ‘go back’ to a more sustainable approach to catching and consuming fish.

It's these issues that will be the theme of a two-month exhibition at the London Zoo Aquarium this summer, as part of OCEAN 2012’s European Fish Week 2011. The display at the Aquarium will feature portraits of Lenny Henry and Terry Gilliam; quirky, compelling studies of modern day fishermen by photographer Corey Arnold; specially commissioned pieces by acclaimed information artist David McCandless; and archive images from the last 100 years illustrating the UK’s rich fishing heritage. European Fish Week runs from the 4th to the 12th June.

When: 2nd June – 31st July

Where: ZSL London Zoo Aquarium

Cost: From £13.70. Discounts apply for group tickets purchased online and for groups of 10 or more. Children under three years are free.

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