Now you see it...: cod caught in the North Sea and about to be discarded
Discards are disgusting. No-one with any sense can support the
catching, killing, and throwing away of fish. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s Fish Fight
– which Greenpeace has supported from the outset - has at long last made the
waste of perfectly good fish a national outrage. It is a pointless
waste of life, and potential resources. It’s abhorrent whether you eat fish or
A Greenpeace boat tries to prevent whaling ship the Nisshin Maru from refuelling in the Southern Ocean, 2008
In this day and age, commercial whaling is out-of-date and should
be out-of-the-question. Sadly it isn’t, but maybe the
news that the Japanese whaling fleet might be cutting short its stay in the
Southern ocean is cause for some optimism.
weekend Nobu Matsuhisa, the eponymous chef behind the celebrity-favourite
restaurant Nobu, will
be in London. For a mere
£260 you could enjoy a unique dining experience, apparently. I wonder
what’s on the menu. Delicious black rhino, perhaps? Or tasty Amur tiger? Maybe
some melt-in-the-mouth mountain gorilla?
Posted by Willie — 15 October 2010 at 9:15am
Two whole years in the making, Princes' new 'sustainable seafood statement' was supposed to address many issues. Specifically it was supposed to be explaining just what the company intended to do to drag itself from the bottom of our tinned tuna league table by explaining the measures they were implementing to ensure they were sourcing their tinned tuna responsibly.
Posted by Willie — 3 September 2010 at 2:41pm
Handing out sustainable seafood guides on the streets of Tokyo (c) Sutton-Hibbert/Greenpeace
There's a common comment in this part of the world, often repeated on the internet especially, about sorting out the seafood problem: namely, we have to change minds in Japan.
Whilst it's a simplistic generalisation, there is a lot of truth in that. Seafood is a global commodity and a global problem. The big markets for seafood are (perhaps unsurprisingly) North America, Europe, and Asia.
Posted by Willie — 25 August 2010 at 11:01am
Is removing salade nicoise from the menu better than searching out sustainable tuna supplies? (Photo (c) FotoosVanRobin)
When you get a bit close to a subject, you get geeky. Before you know it you are scoffing at how other people could possible not know something, because you do. Yet of course it's true that the vast majority of the public are very much in the 'don't know' camp.
Posted by Willie — 20 August 2010 at 6:35pm
It's a confusing time in the north
Atlantic with an international controversy brewing over the humble
mackerel. Some are comparing
it to last century's 'cod wars', when the UK and Iceland went to battle over access to
Mackerel, an exquisitely beautiful fish related to the
tunas, is relatively plentiful, occurs in big shoals, and can be caught quite 'cleanly' by seine nets or handlines. For these reasons (as well as the health
benefits of it being an oily fish), it has become a firm favourite for those
seeking a sustainable option.