Originally Posted by Cerise
I LOVE the market. Not only do they have live fresh seafood, quite an assortment of produce, but 1000s of other foods that I enjoy. I don't go for the shark fin soup or peeled garlic. LOL The long beans are usually good, as well.
sorry to poo on your parade; i was merely stating an opinion apparently shared by others. edumacation is the key to my opinion.
the garlic isn't as big of a deal, imo, as it only poisons humans. enjoy.
the harvesting of shark fins is plainly wrong. it doesn't matter what species is caught, but they reel in whatever shark bites on their lines, lop off it's fins while it's alive, then allow it to die slowly as it sinks back into the ocean. also, it's done without regard to overfishing any particular species in any area.
most shark meat gets very ammonia smelling within moments of it's death, so the carcasses get discarded rather than eaten. it's best to leave them be or learn how to cut them up quickly to prevent wasted flesh, removing the lateral line and other organs.
please read up on it before you patronize such a business again.
i do a lot of fishing, and every effort is made to return non-edible species to the deep alive, and those taken are immediately killed once hooked.
i've also taught my son to thank the animals we kill for our food for their sacrifice as such, and the earth (ocean or lake) for it's bounty. lol, he even reminded me to do so last spring on the opening day of trout season.