Yes, blogging world, I'm still alive.

I've just been avoiding the internet like the plague. Perhaps it's because I'm spending all of my waking hours doing projects that already involve me staring at computer screens, and I'm worried that my long-range vision is well on its way down the tubes without me aggravating it with frivolous internet usage.

But Mr. Frozen Foods Man at the front door was trying to persuade me that his Peruvian mahi-mahi falls in the category of "responsible seafood" - or at least "not from China seafood" - so I had to check out the ol' reliable Seafood Watch page to see if he was telling the truth.

Seafood Watch has updated their site splendidly. If you haven't already gone there to check out your fish choices, you really should. (I've got a link to it on the sidebar just underneath the PNW Tree Octopus photo, yo.) They've added an entire section on sushi, so I dove right into the Things To Avoid category and found...

*cue ominous music*


Aaaa! Freshwater eel ranks closely behind salmon as my most favorite food in the whole wide world, and tonight I discover that not a single fin of it is sustainably raised!

Curse you, ethics and knowledge! Ignorance truly is bliss.

Guess I'm going to be eel-free for a while.


Tiffany said...


I love you and miss you! I just checked your blog for the first time in months in a moment of distraction...looks like you're having a blast! I just got back from South America a few weeks ago and I'm finally getting back into the swing of things. Ships ahoy!


Anonymous said...

Hey Figgy,

Glad to see you back!

This seems to be only valid for the US markets since the first three fish I looked up were not even on their data base. The first I found was a known south pacific offender, yet was listed as ok and it's location as US. So... I think of this as a very rough guide only and your Unagi in other parts of the world may be sustainable! Hope? Loves, K

Monster Librarian said...

So glad you are back!!

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