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Fishing calculator

Calculate the recreational fishing impact to the environment.

The aim of the calculator is to demonstrate in a simple way how simple decisions affect the climate impact (carbon footprint), energy consumption and eutrophication caused by food consumption, in this case wild fish.

 

Basic structure and environmental impacts considered. The calculator covers all major phases of the simple product system of wild fish (recreational fishing) cooked for food at home. The phases considered are: 

  1. traveling to fishing with alternative modes of traveling (on foot, by bike, by passenger car) and alternative traveling distances;
  2. fishing (from shore or from boat);
  3. fish waste management (buried into soil or fed to a cat);
  4. traveling back to home;
  5. fish storing at home (number of days in fridge);
  6. fish cooking (yes/no).

The accompanying processes are also included, i.e. electricity generation and fuel production.

 

Data sources

Emission and energy consumption data is collected from the earlier LCA studies of MTT and SYKE and public databases (e.g. Ecoinvent and LIPASTO). The main emission covered were N and P emissions to the waters (affecting aquatic eutrophication), and N2O, CH4 and CO2 emissions to the atmosphere (affecting climate change).

 

All results are calculated to 1 kilo fish fillet.

Distance traveled (one way)?
 km
    Mode of traveling?
Fish catch?
 kg
If you use boat,
how many litres petrol
is consumed?
Litres
Wasted share?
 %
(Due to
gutting,
filleting)
What is done with the gutting wastes?
Days in fridge?
Do you cook
the fish before
eating?
 
 
Fishing calculator Calculate the recreational fishing impact to the environment.