Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Tuna Fishing

Through the miracle of Tivo, I just finished watching Sunday's 60 Minutes. Great segment on the big market of tuna fishing off Sardinia. It seems like the worldwide demand for sushi has driven this huge race to catch as much tuna as possible. This has to be due to the Minado's (all you can eat sushi) and sushi-kaiten's (cheap conveyor belt sushi) of the world. The segment then talked about limits not being enforced, which means we could potentially see tuna's extinction in our lifetime. Japan being the huge tuna consumers seems to have 60,000 tons of tuna that they have frozen...called their strategic reserve. Funny stuff...

The right thing would be to say bypass the all you can eat places to limit the demand, but that's probably not going to make a difference. I say just enjoy your toro in all forms (hopefully aburi) and savor it, since it maybe gone before you know it...

1 comment:

porthos said...

Sushi Economy, by Sasha Issenberg.