Friday, July 11, 2008

Clams on Friday

Save the fish. Eat more clams.

That's one of the messages in this fascinating article on How to eat seafood sustainably. The advice includes...

  • Eat less of the big fish such as salmon, tuna, swordfish and sharks, which are the most vulnerable populations.

  • Eat lower on the marine food chain, including smaller species that are less endangered such as clams, oysters, mollusks, anchovies, and sardines.

  • Choose fish caught by line, pot, or net (or other artisanal methods) and avoid fish caught in massive trawl nets which pull everything out of the ocean whether it is the intended catch or not.
That's if you don't want your grandchildren to be telling their grandchildren in fifty years time, "Yes dear, that's a picture of a fish. Fish were animals that used to live in the sea."


Joe said...

Fishing on a line is the best. See an example here and here.

Mondale said...

Just passing and popped my head in to say Happy Birthday. Well done on reaching the big 60. I'm just 25 years behind you!

I'm sure there were other good wishes bandied about but with a toddler my brain is mush.

On a note slightly relevant to your post I am about to prep and slow cook some delicious looking local lamb.

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