Fishy Supply and Demand

This week, Paul Greenberg wrote in the New York Times Magazine about how worldwide demand for Chilean sea bass (the fish formerly known as the Patagonian toothfish) has created huge supply pressures. If you care about such things, you might want to take a look at this brief BBC article about a study that uses historical menu pricing data to measure the effect of fish-species supply and demand over the years.


Roehl

I am discussing this at http://rationalchoice.blogspot.com/2005/10/future-fish-menu.html.

Mark V

Not all seafoods are equal: Some
carry less environmental impact than
others because of differences in their
abundance, how they're caught, and
how well fisheries are managed. The
key is to know which species are in
good shape and which are not. The Audobon Society has put out a handy little Seafood Wallet Card with the Audubon Fish Scale. The Scale makes it easy for you to make environmentally responsible choices when shopping or dining out. The color scheme reflects the state of the fish or shellfish. http://seafood.audobon.org/seafood_wallet.pdf.

lashounya

supply and demand.

Nettie Wilson

Why blame the cats. First the lack of song birds...and now the decimation of our seas? While bringing the attention of the use of fish product as an invisible threat to our seas and environment is relevant, it is the humans who are causing the damage, not the cats. The vast majority of cats in the world don't have anyone to feed them at all, so exploiting them for a environmental bully pulpit, does not cut it n my book. The whole premise that cats eat more fish than Africans is absurd and only alienates cats and dehumanizes those...."Africans." What about comparing the amount of fish cats eat to the amount of fish Americans consume...that would be north and south America as well. Could be more of the anti-pet people or the exterminate the cat people behind this.... I think there should be a STAND BY CATS organization!
I HATE anti cat people.

Roehl

I am discussing this at http://rationalchoice.blogspot.com/2005/10/future-fish-menu.html.

Mark V

Not all seafoods are equal: Some
carry less environmental impact than
others because of differences in their
abundance, how they're caught, and
how well fisheries are managed. The
key is to know which species are in
good shape and which are not. The Audobon Society has put out a handy little Seafood Wallet Card with the Audubon Fish Scale. The Scale makes it easy for you to make environmentally responsible choices when shopping or dining out. The color scheme reflects the state of the fish or shellfish. http://seafood.audobon.org/seafood_wallet.pdf.

lashounya

supply and demand.

Nettie Wilson

Why blame the cats. First the lack of song birds...and now the decimation of our seas? While bringing the attention of the use of fish product as an invisible threat to our seas and environment is relevant, it is the humans who are causing the damage, not the cats. The vast majority of cats in the world don't have anyone to feed them at all, so exploiting them for a environmental bully pulpit, does not cut it n my book. The whole premise that cats eat more fish than Africans is absurd and only alienates cats and dehumanizes those...."Africans." What about comparing the amount of fish cats eat to the amount of fish Americans consume...that would be north and south America as well. Could be more of the anti-pet people or the exterminate the cat people behind this.... I think there should be a STAND BY CATS organization!
I HATE anti cat people.