Wednesday, July 18, 2007

When the bass hits the fan

Eco guy Al Gore is catching heat for serving up Patagonian Toothfish at his daughter's wedding. The fish, also known as Chilean Sea bass, and is suffering from overfishing due to a lack of regulation and the under-reporting of catches.
"It has been estimated that more than 50 per cent of toothfish traded is illegally caught, and includes juveniles vital to the ongoing toothfish population."
The delicious fish was most likely flown in that same day and driven from the airport in a caravan of SUV's modified to run on cow flatus.
See what the US State Department has to say on the subject.
Photo via Wikipedia

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