miracle of fishes

Dear Pope Francis Please Re-Create The Miracle of Fishes

Pope Francis remarked that the world is able to pay for wars but not for food to feed the hungry.

He’s right though he has the ability to re-create the miracle of fishes and in doing so help end world hunger almost immediately.

Here’s my open invitation to Pope Francis

ROME – Pope Francis on Monday called upon aid workers to “dream” of a world without hunger and one in which food for all, one of the most enduring lessons from Christ’s miracle of fishes, seems to have been lost as hunger has become accepted as being part of the ‘natural order’.

Pope Francis passionately asked,
“Please pray for me so that I may do something against hunger in the world.”
Read on as this posting is my answer to his prayer.

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Pope Francis addressing UN Food Meeting in Rome June 2016

The pontiff blasted what he called the unacceptable “paradox” of a world in which weapons circulate freely, yet humanitarian aid is blocked by politics, self-interest, and petty bureaucratic considerations.

According to the statistics from the World Food Program, some 795 million people in the world don’t have enough food to lead a healthy life.

Francis made the remarks in a visit to the Rome offices of the United Nations World Food Program Monday morning where he blessed the start of the annual executive board meeting of the program.

He spoke clearly saying, “The credibility of an institution is not based on its declaration, but on the work accomplished by its members.”

The Pope is correct in his observations and admonitions about the roles and actions of others. Sadly he has neglected the clear solution to solving a very large part of the problem of world hunger that he knows, or should know very well, is in his very own hands. It is within the teachings of his faith that the solution has been at hand for some 2000 years. What the world needs is religious leaders who do more than merely teach about Christs Miracle of the Fishes, it needs leaders who have the resources under their control to carry out that teaching and bring back the fish.

Financial Resources In The Pope Hands

Our best window into the overall financial picture of American Catholicism comes from a 2012 investigation by the Economist, which offered a rough-and-ready estimate of $170 billion in annual spending, of which almost $150 billion is associated with church-affiliated hospitals and institutions of higher education. The operating budget for ordinary parishes, at around $11 billion a year, is a relatively small share, and Catholic Charities is a smaller share still. For some context that $170 billion is about the same the world’s most valuable company takes in every year, Apple!

Re-Creating Christ’s Miracle of Fishes Would Cost A Tiny Fraction of 1% Of What It Costs To Operate Ordinary Parishes!

While Christ’s teachings on the ‘loaves and fishes’ are essentially correct in that if we take good care of the fish they will take care of us is surely truth. This world being a blue planet where 72% of it is fish pastures is clearly a world that can feed the few of us who live on land. The fact is that 99% of all life on earth lives in the oceans and the oceans when healthy are more than abundant enough to take care of all.

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In this view of our Blue Planet from space one can see that the ocean pastures are crucial for its and our survival. click to read more

The crisis facing the oceans today is that the fish are disappearing fast. Many species of fish once abundant are now found in ever dwindling numbers. While it is ‘politically popular, even politically correct’ to lay blame on the decline of fish on sinners, those bad overfishing fishers, especially corporations, that blame game ignores the most fundamental character of the oceans.

Oceans are not uniformly productive bodies of water, they, like the land have centers of productivity we are all familiar on as pastures on land. The same basic pasture ecology exists in the worlds oceans. When pastures on land lose the animal life they normally sustain we don’t generally blame ‘over-hunting’ when the pastures are seen to be in a state of drought and growing little grass. It’s the drought that is to blame!

Ocean pastures grow grass, it’s called phyto-plankton, and that ocean pasture grass grows in water so what it depends on to arrive from afar is mineral dust in the wind to thrive. This is the very same as pastures on land where the grass grows in mineral soil and depends on rain in the wind to thrive or be stricken by drought. Today around the entire world there is a terrible drought of dust and as a result the ocean pastures are turning into blue deserts. Read ore about this Yin and Yang of Rain and Dust and pastures..

The drought of dust is due to our high and rising CO2 that is producing global greening on land and global blueing in the oceans. Remember that this is a blue planet so while some extra greenery on land is great turning the oceans into blue deserts is terrible. Global greening means more grass growing, and that means less dust blowing. You know grass is ground cover, as in covering the soil so that dust does not blow away in the wind. That dust in the wind is the only thing that keeps the oceans alive and abundant.

Sure overfishing or overhunting the life hanging on by a thread on a dying drought stricken pasture will make things worse and so I do not propose that ‘overfishing’ doesn’t happen. It is a simple to understand fact that overfishing is not the primary cause of ocean fish collapse, as much as those usual suspects are so convenient for many to lay the blame upon. Let’s forget about the blame and get on with restoring and replenishing the ocean pastures and re-creating Christ’s Miracle of Fishes!

Here’s the modern Miracle of Fishes technology and methodology

For about 30 years now the international ocean science community has poured a quarter of a billion dollars of funding into developing the technology and methodology to regenerate ocean fish pastures. The solution it turns out is perfectly safe, sustainable, fast, and incredibly low cost – I like to say it is ‘dirt cheap’ as dirt is the single magic dust that the oceans are dying for lack of.


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By restoring ocean pastures in the World’s Seven Seas billions of additional fish will every year fill fishermen’s nets to overflowing providing sufficient food to help end world hunger. When ocean pastures return to health and abundance it takes only a few years, 2-5, for these billions of additional fish to be providing nutritious food for all. The cost will be a scant few millions of dollars per year, easily affordable by the Pope.

With 30 years of great science completed the means to regenerate the oceans is as simple as borrowing a little something from the land and giving it to the oceans. While what the oceans are shown to respond to is not exactly loaves of bread, but rather the dirt that grows those loaves.

This is Christ’s lesson to give back to the sea something vital from the land.


Here’s a photo (below) that speaks a thousand words. In 2012 with 10 shipmates I took a small fishing boat out to sea in the NE Pacific. We carefully spread 100 tonnes of mineral dust on a dying ocean pasture. The cost of that blessed dust is less than $50,000 (fifty thousand dollars). The ocean pasture turned from being a blue desert into a lush green pasture. The very next year the fish came back, hundreds of millions of additional salmon.

Record salmon returns

My 2012 ocean pasture restoration project worked so well it brought back record salmon returns to Alaska the very next year where 50 million fish were expected to be caught instead 226 million were caught ( final tally). Scores of millions of meals of nutritious fish went from these nets onto the plates of American children via domestic food aid programs.

Dear Pope Francis I’ll Help You Re-Create the Miracle of Fishes

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Pope Francis wears ‘the ring of the fisherman’ so we expect he might want to come aboard on our ocean voyage of recovery, he’s most welcome.

Here’s what you can do for a tiny fraction of the money the church takes in.

To begin help us charter a modest fishing boat, one for each of the World’s Seven Seas.

We will buy enough mineral rich dust to sustainably ressurect one to several ocean pastures in each of those Seven Seas.

We will find some shipmates to lend a hand, we don’t need many in fact in my work proving this process there were only 12 disciples aboard my ocean pasture restoration ship in the summer of 2012.

The work is hard for few days at a time to restore each pasture but that work is remarkable as the ocean pasture changes from a dying blue desert into a Garden of Eden in 3 days after receiving the sacrament of dust we deliver.

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This doesn’t require rocket science, I undertook my first ocean pasture restoration project using a 100 year old wooden schooner just 100 feet in length. ‘Ragland’ was graciously loaned to me by singer Niel Young. We did our work under sail and you can see the bright red mineral dust trailing behind the ship in the summer of 2002. Click to read about the voyage.

This is not a one time job, it requires that the ship and shepherds return to their ocean pasture more than once each year and continue to do this for the next 100 years or more. The dire poisoning of our planets air with a trillion tonnes of CO2 already emitted and surely another trillion tonnes to be emitted before our fossil fuel age is done requires that we be good shepherds of our ocean pastures for centuries.

Join me.

If you like this idea and want to help I hope you will contact me. I stand ready to teach you what I have learned. I’ll be going to sea on the Seven Ships to Save The Seven Seas to teach those aboard how to become good shepherds of our ocean pastures. You are most welcome to come along and lend a hand, together you and I will re-create the Miracle of Fishes and provide billions of fish to feed the hungry!

ps… You’ve got my contact details as I was invited to and visited the Vatican to give this information to Pope Benedict some years ago, check with Sanchez in Opus Dei he’s got my coordinates.