Originally Posted by BrazenAmateur
+1 on the Patagonian Toothfish/i.e. Chilean Sea Bass.
I mean, it's good, but so are lots of other things that are less expensive and engangered. Why are we still eating these things?
I didn't know that it was popular to farm them...don't they live at pretty serious depths? I guess you could raise them in highly pressurized tanks, but that seems like an awful lot of trouble....
EDIT: Wikipedia says that they live from 300-3500 METERS underwater. That's a ton of depth/pressure. How the hell do you farm that?
This list seems like overkill, but it says it isn't really for men. I eat mackerel a lot more than once per month....
If I could get fresh sardine, it would solve all my "fish problems". Perfect to eat once or twice a week, utterly delicious, inexpensive, etc...
I'll save the spendy stuff like Rockfish and wild pacific salmon for 1-2 per month use.
I don't think there is much farming of the Chilean Sea Bass -
The reports of farming are vague at best.
Chefjune may have been referring to the fact that
farmed fish require huge amounts of fishmeal as feed - I read that
it takes 2X the weight of fishmeal to produce 1X the weight of
farmed fish. This is depleting stocks of small fish which are the
food of wild fish.
Farmed fish are also susceptible to disease.
If you surf on over to the link provided or the Monterray Bay
Aquarium link they have recommendations on good and bad