Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Is the Sushi Trend Endangering our Fish?

The simple answer is 'yes', but there is a lot more going on here.

It has been projected that we will deplete the Mediterranean bluefin population by 2012 if we keep our consumption levels at where they are today. With the fishing season open, now is the time to start making people aware of these issues. Fishermen have already noticed that the catch this year is looking smaller both in size of each fish and size of the schools. Please read the following to learn more about overfishing and what we can do.

Mediterranean bluefin tuna stocks collapsing now as fishing season opens

Some good news: There are people aware of this problem and they are taking steps to find solutions. I was glad to hear from the waiter during my recent visit to Fuji Ya that the restaurant is serving bluefin that are bred in a captivity.

Bluefin tuna successfully bred in captivity
Clean seas raise $24 million for breeding bluefin

I love tuna, I love it enough to help save it even though, if it had the chance, would probably eat me in the wild. Time to start moving towards sustainable food solutions.


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