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Old 06-16-2008, 10:56 AM   #41
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A while ago I said Chilean Sea Bass was a food I wanted to try. It was overfished years ago because of its popularity. I do not think it is now on the endangered species list. Not on subject - just clarifying a point.

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Whole Foods Market : Products : Seafood : Chilean Sea Bass
There are other reasons to avoid Chilean sea bass: Seafood List: Chilean Seabass | Monterey Bay Aquarium, Seafood Watch Program
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Old 06-17-2008, 03:54 PM   #42
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Old 06-17-2008, 05:18 PM   #43
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Um, was that directed at me? I thought we were discussing ethical issues, which is what I was referring to re: Chilean sea bass. To quote from the page I linked to above:

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Slow-growing fish that breed late in life, Chilean seabass are naturally vulnerable to overfishing. And illegal fishing is rampant, especially in remote Antarctic waters where law enforcement is difficult. Fishing methods cause more problems: Bottom trawling can damage seafloor habitat, and longlining can take a bycatch of endangered albatrosses and other seabirds, which get hooked as they try to snatch bait, then end up drowning.
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Sorry GG I read this one day too late! Yesterday we did grocery shopping and ALDI had, you guessed it, Chilean Sea Bass in the frozen section. I bought two bags, but hey at least after reading this I will be less inclined to buy it again!

Michael,
Yes Global Warming did start the day after the last Ice Age ended, but their point is that we are speeding it up by possibly tens of thousands of years thus throwing the cycle off.
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Old 06-18-2008, 10:53 AM   #45
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Um, was that directed at me? I thought we were discussing ethical issues, which is what I was referring to re: Chilean sea bass.
It wasn't directed at you. I think it's okay for us to discuss what individuals might do to "consume ethically" but some people were discussing what actions governments ought to take. As you were... :)
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