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18 May 2010 11:13


World: Holy carp: The UN says oceans could run out of fish in 40 years

  • If the various estimates we have received… come true, then we are in the situation where 40 years down the line we, effectively, are out of fish.
  • United Nations Environment Program leader Pavan Sukhdev • Regarding the possibility of the oceans running out of fish. The UN says that the problem can be prevented if subsidies to fishing fleets are cut, and fish are given safe zones where commercial fishing can’t take place. If not, we hope you like avocado rolls, because there may not be enough fish for your sushi if the UN is right. source

15 Apr 2010 20:05


World: Japan defines “whale research” as selling whale meat abroad

  • legal Despite a 1986 ban, Japan was allowed (controversially) to continue killing hundreds of whales yearly for research purposes.
  • illegal However, some of that whale
    blubber has found its way to Korean and American sushi restaruants. Hmm, whale-y. source

19 Mar 2010 09:56


Biz: Dear sushi fans: Your insatiable appetite making bluefin tuna extinct

The bluefin tuna, prized by the Japanese for sushi purposes, is down in population more than 80 percent. They don’t want to limit its export, though. source