Today I am introducing a new regular blog entry which will appear every Friday from now on. It’s a recap of the informative and bizarre articles, blogs, and anything else that I read during the week and want to share.
This week’s theme is seafood.
1. The End of the Line by Bryan Walsh, TIME Magazine, July 7, 2011
“Fish are the last wild food, but our oceans are being picked clean. Can farming fish take the place of catching them?” the author of this article asks. He raises interesting questions about the safety of imported farm-raised fish, but I felt there was one area of the fishing industry he did not discuss – the ever evolving role of fishery management.
2. Answer for Invasive Species: Put It on a Plate and Eat it by ELISABETH ROSENTHAL, New York Times, July 9, 2011
Environmentalist recommending that we hunt down a species and eat it? Yes. Read this article to find out why.
3. GW Fins chef Tenney Flynn helps create demand for lionfish by Brett Anderson, Times-Picayune, July 14, 2011
In my opinion, GW Finns is the best seafood restaurant in New Orleans. So if Chef Tenney says lionfish tastes good I’m willing to give it a shot next time its on his menu. Too bad I’m a writer and not a fisherman. Seems like there’s a real business opportunity for an entrepreneur.
After reading these articles what do you think? Do you look at wild harvest of seafood the cause of environmental problems or as the solution to them?