Friday, September 18, 2009

I'm getting an education on fish

I never fail to be amazed how much information can be accessed on the Internet. I so remember going to the public library to look up stuff in the encyclopedia. So I have started doing a little reading for the new job. My first project will be "fish n chips" on how to identify fish that no longer has scales or fins or a head. There is a lot of stuff out there about fishing as a business and a sustainable enterprise. I think seafood farming may be a lot like making sausage - there is such a thing as too much information.

Some time back I found the Seafood watch put out by the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Now that my store has labels on the fish, I think I will get a little more responsible about what I buy. http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr/seafoodwatch.aspx

1 comment:

Micki M. said...

Omg, I Am surrounded by fish scientists...my stepdaughter just finished her masters in CA (UC Santa Barbara) in sustainable fisheries, and her thesis was on a sustainable fisheries permit for rock lobster. She even lectures me on antibiotic resistance...SURROUNDED-I say. I have been required to carry Monterey Bay Aquariums Seafood Watch card for 4 years...things you do for a daughter! Micki