Ah yes the sea… And despite reading the following I still don’t know if I can give up Sushi…it’s just so damn tasty! Worth killing the Ocean for(and by extension ourselves)?
I might just have to say…yes..yes it is. Smoked eel is my favourite.
From an interview on Bloomberg.com
Lundborg: You say that consuming blue fin tuna is like eating snow leopards and pandas, so no one should eat tuna anymore?
Earle: Blue fins are the most at risk partly because they are the most desired. Yellow fins and others aren’t as depressed, but it doesn’t mean they’re not in trouble.
Lundborg: So what can we eat?
Earle: Think about the economics. To make a pound of chicken, it takes about two pounds of plants, sunlight and 7 months.
Tuna is at the top of the food chain so it takes 10 to 100,000 pounds of plants for a pound of tuna. That’s not a good deal.
Farmed catfish, tilapia, carp and certain mollusks are the best choices.
Lundborg: People still think the ocean is free for us to exploit, so how can that change?
Earle: The most valuable resource that we’re obtaining from the ocean is life itself: It’s the air we breathe, it’s the carbon dioxide that’s grabbed by the ocean, the thermo- regulation, the services that we have a hard time putting a number on.
What’s your life worth?