Will the world’s taste for sushi kill the oceans?

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    Will the world’s taste for sushi kill the oceans?

    As the taste for raw fish spreads to India, China and Eastern Europe, the "sustainable sushi" movement emerges

    Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 04:45 PM EDT
    By Andrew O'Hehir

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    Unlike most issue-oriented documentaries about the abundant idiocy of the human species and the imminent demise of our planet, Mark S. Hall’s “Sushi: The Global Catch” offers foodies and sushi buffs a refreshing palate-cleanser before the parade of experts and the dire news reports. (A YouTube trailer for the film is posted below.) In addition to interviewing Japanese fishermen, fish traders and high-end sushi chefs upholding a centuries-old tradition, Hall travels to a football game in suburban Texas and the Polish city of Lodz to demonstrate the global explosion of what was once (at least outside Tokyo) an eccentric and/or ethnic specialty cuisine. We learn about the stroke of entrepreneurial evil genius that is Sushi Popper, pre-sliced sushi rolls served in a Pringles-type can with a push-up apparatus. (The cucumber roll looks great, but the so-called California Roll contains a panoply of truly frightening ingredients.)

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    Will the world’s taste for sushi kill the oceans? - Salon.com
     
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    I thought good sushi had no taste. That's why they go dippin' inna spicy shit.
     
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    Cures for diseases may lay beneath the waves...
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    Scientists Say World's Oceans Hold Great Medical Promise
    August 24, 2012 - Humans have turned to nature for medicines since ancient times. And modern scientists have searched the world’s rainforests for new medicinal compounds. The earth’s oceans may be an even better source, though, and at least 26 drugs that come from marine organisms are currently on the market or in development. A generation of innovative chemists hopes to boost this number.
     
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    The need to develop deep sea aquaculture may be nessasary sooner or later. Once a given group owns the fish/fishery in question they are more apt to keep it healthy, as opposed to wild fishing, where the first come first serve nature tends to bring competition and a general ignorance of sustainable fishing methods.

    Usually I hate using the word sustainable in front of anything, but in the case of fishery management, it is a very apt term. The key it to get the fishermen invovled, and as always, prevent people who oppose fishing entirely from getting into the process (PETA people, I'm looking at you.)
     
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    Granny been wonderin' why the fishin's been lousy lately...
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    Climate change 'may shrink fish'
    30 September 2012 - Fish body size is related to the water's temperature and oxygen levels, says the team

     
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    Climate change killin' the Great Barrier Reef...
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    Great Barrier Reef coral halved in 27 years: study
    Wed, Oct 03, 2012 - NATURE AND MAN:The damage is being done at such frequent intervals that the coral does not have enough time to recover from each trauma, researchers said
     

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