Cooking fish is a joy. Eating fish is equally rewarding. Fish, with all its healthy fats, essential oils, and nutrients, fits nicely in a balanced diet. However, on an exceptionally primeval level, it just tastes first-rate.
These days, with everyone wanting to “live green,” one of the issues that does not get enough publicity is the sustainability of fish. Our oceans are in crisis. Oceans supply us with food, help normalize our climate, and provide a source of revenue for millions of people. Humans have been fishing the ocean for thousands of years. Nevertheless, technology has allowed us to fish deeper and farther than ever before. Some methods are incredibly efficient, while others have us on the verge of disaster.
Over fishing of certain types of fish is a huge concern. The ocean cannot provide an infinite supply of fish. If a fish is caught at a much faster rate than it can reproduce…there will come a time when the fish will cease to exist.
Tilapia is a mild flavored, white fleshed fish. US farmed-raised tilapia is the “Best Choice,” according to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The MBA website is a wonderful resource for education on eco-friendly sustainable seafood. While US farm-raised tilapia is an eco-friendly sustainable fish, avoid Chinese and Taiwanese farm-raised tilapia. These fish are raised in pools where pollution and weak management are massive problems.
The ocean is a treasure trove of astounding delights. Do you part to ensure that future generations can derive pleasure from what it has to offer. You want to be able to point at a time in history and proudly declare that you were on the right side of the ledger.
Planet Earth is a shared living environment. At some point the policy of passing the buck will be at an end. The check will eventually have to be paid. Why are our policy makers bent on ensuring that future generations will have to deal with catastrophic environmental disaster? I am not. Stand up and be counted. Who is with me?!
That's it for now...till we exchange a few words again...Peace!