Monday, June 22, 2009

New Year's Eve dinner 2013:
Grilled Bluefin Tuna Steaks with Strawberry Salsa

Take 10 oz. of.....
Oops, sorry too late! Bluefin tuna was extinct some months before.

Huh?!


Overfishing is a serious problem. For instance Bluefin tuna is scheduled to leave this planet by 2012!


Maybe it is, indeed, too late to save the Bluefin tuna, but there are a lot of other fish species that still can be saved from the extermination.


As foodies, we have a particular responsibility in this regard. Some of us maybe even more than the average chef, because we spread our recipes all over the web.
So it is our decision, yours as well as mine, what kind of fish we cook. Better we make this a wise decision, otherwise we keep being a part of the overfishing problem.

I confess, in the past I never wasted a thought about this, but now being aware of the alarming situation, I feel guilty. That's why I started this blog.

Soon I will provide you with more information.

Stay tuned!

P.S. In the meantime inform yourself, but hurry, we are running out of time!
The first step!

"Today at least 75 percent of the world’s fish stocks are considered as fully exploited, overexploited or depleted." - Greenpeace

Let us foodies send a wake up call for our readers!

Check the fish recipes in your blog for endangered species and mark them with our warning signs.


NO GO!



Rather don't!




It is ok!


How do I know what fish to mark?

You find many fish lists on the web, I suggest we stick to this one
here, and if you do not find a particular fish on it, then check out this one. The above mentioned list in German, French, Spanish, Portuguese.

(There is a smaller jungle of lists out there...and you even find some contradicitons, therefore I picked the list linked above, at least for the time being, because those species need urgent help, so those are absolute NO GOs!)

Bought a NO GO yesterday?
It is time to act TODAY!


There is hope for the fish yet!

Don’t buy seafood if you don’t know where it is from!


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