Diary of a Network Geek

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Sustainable Fish Consumption

Filed under: Criticism, Marginalia, and Notes,Deep Thoughts,Life, the Universe, and Everything,News and Current Events,Personal — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Hare which is in the early morning or 7:00 am for you boring, normal people.
The moon is Waning Crescent

This is a bit of a personal issue, really.

Okay, so I write about science-fiction and read about it and, well, think about it a lot. And, I’m afraid that, sometimes, our future as a species just doesn’t look so bright. We tend to consume resources until they’re just gone. That is a pretty big problem with fish, for instance. So, I’m always on the lookout for things to help me make better choices in that regard. And, I’ve found a tool to help me maintain good seafood consumption, namely, Seafood Watch at the Monterrey Bay Aquarium. It’s a list, or series of lists, of safe, sustainable seafood reccomendations. There are several pocket “cards” here in PDF format that you can print out and take with you to restraunts and shopping. Each card has three categories: Safe, Warning, and Danger. And each has an explanation of why the various fish were put in their categories.
The population is growing at such an amazing rate that I think we, as an entire race, need to look at how we manage our resources. Toward that end, farming fish and being carefull to consume sustainable fish just plain makes sense. It may end up being the world’s last, best, source of protien.

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