It ain’t easy being a ‘green’ reporter. The simple act of going out to lunch presents ethical dilemmas. Can we eat fish today, and be assured that they will still be around for our kids and grandkids?
Remember The Marvellettes’ song, “Too Many Fish in the Sea?” Well, there aren’t.
Off New England, a centuries-old tradition of cod fishing is pretty much over. Blue fin tuna are severely overfished, according to the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch.
Worse – a study published last fall in the journal, Science, warned of a “global collapse” of all wild seafood by mid-century if fishing continues at its current pace.
No wonder I couldn’t decide what to order when pondering the menu at M&S Grill, a seafood restaurant in downtown Washington, D.C.
P.S. The fishing industry trade association responded to this column when it was published. See comment below. Any thoughts?