Thursday, April 19, 2007

It certainly looks that way. Check out all that delicious looking sushi, and believe me, it is delicious. But surprise, it's not sushi! Nope, it's actually cookies and candies shaped and decorated as sushi ( the only thing authentic about these snacks is the rice. Not as succulent as the real deal, but plenty sweet and good. Thanks mom!

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Is the boycott over?!?


  1. Eh, I have a bit of a problem with the reports of sealife running out in 50 years, the reports seem a little spurious. There's also the idea you and everyone you know can stop consuming, which is honestly quite good for everyone's self-efficacy, but it ain't gonna solve a depletion problem, if one exists.

    Excellent for social activism and personal satisfaction, but a problem of this sort only gets resolved when either suppliers or government mandates restrict the outtake. Meh, it's a shame, but I don't think I'll be shortening my consumption any time soon.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/20/2007 02:29:00 AM

  2. It's one thing to question the science behind these reports. It's another to question the facts. Fishermen are forced to go out further and search harder for catches that are shrinking in size and volume, even while their technology has vastly improved. We're not feeling the pinch here because global fish supplies get diverted to wealthy nations, away from poor nations. Anyone who says there are plenty of fish in the sea needs to talk to a fisherman who's working harder for smaller catches.

    You don't even have to look at the global scene to notice the problem. Just look at the fish being offered at restaurants. Types of fish that were once common are now scarce, replaced by varieties diverted from elsewhere.

    Actually, the problem is not so much that we're eating a lot of fish, but that we are not enforcing sustainable fishing practices. In Hawaii, local fishing areas are regulated to allow fish a chance to repopulate. They've seen excellent results from it. But in the open seas, schools of fish are being rounded up like herds of buffalo, and we know what happened there. That's why I've linked my boycott to sustainable aquaculture practices. I gladly support smarter fishing methods that ensure continual supplies, but our current system of "catch 'em all" is leading us to a literal dead-end.

    By Blogger Sumocat, at 4/20/2007 09:29:00 AM

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