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On a scale of 0 to 100 with 100 being "let's stop overfishing" and 0 being "let's develop robots that can fish everything empty", I think asia is far more likely to coordinate and enforce around 5 than around 95.

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mrs. jones became a made woman at her place of work earlier this month and we decided to wait till we were both in l.a to celebrate with good sushi. we picked mori, one of l.a's top spots and a place

can you put any of that in the language people actually use to communicate?

I mean, that's literally not coordination in some sense. The counterfactual anarcho-capitalist dystopia where someone gets absolute property rights over the fisheries and has some magical method of zero-cost enforcement doesn't lead to unsustainable overfishing, does it?

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not as per the seafood watch list, i don't think. spanish mackerel, kanpachi, king mackerel, suzuki, hawaiian bigeye, black cod, sardine, california uni, white shrimp etc. are all at "good alternative" or better status there (to take some of the fish we ate and enjoyed at the meal reviewed above).

 

The list has fish that are good alternatives because they're farmed, or that would just not be on the menu at a serious place (black cod, wha?), but the point is when you look at the landing numbers from fishing fleets and at the projected per capita consumption over the next 20 years, it looks like avoiding just the fish with good PR is not particularly effective (and of course there's taion's pov which I adopt out of convenience - if you're not going to eat it, someone else will).

 

 

re black cod: sablefish probably; gindara is what we were told and it was our first time encountering it as nigiri; quite nice though.

 

p.s. aji is horse mackerel, not spanish mackerel and sawara is japanese spanish mackerel, not king mackerel.

 

 

right--i get it right most of the time and get it wrong when i trust to my memory or to the translations of chefs without much english.

 

as to the larger point: i guess i'd say that as a generally far less enlightened and discriminating sushi eater i find enough to enjoy without contributing to the extinction of fish that will probably go extinct anyway. your argument is that all wild fish are going to go extinct anyway so either don't eat any of them or eat 'em all. but they're not all in an equally dire state, right? i do take the larger point about fish with better p.r though. unagi has actually all but disappeared and no one ever made a fuss about that as is done with bluefin.

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If you (meaning you as a globally coordinated fish eater) continue to eat them then they will all be in the same state soon. The picture is worse than imagined because many species and fisheries are not tracked officially, and the only data you see is this random fish with a name ending with T(d)ai used to be $30 a box 10 years ago and now there are simply not enough to fill a box... I agree tuna is in somewhat worse condition than most, but I think my position on singling it out vs just not eating fish (esp in the incredibly wasteful manner of sushi) is coherent.

 

eta: and yes, it's beyond curious that unagi marketing has taken a huge step up in recent years and that high end sushi is similarly proliferating globally just as the required fish are vanishing.

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i'm genuinely not sure what the confusion is. this is served as nigiri (same size as any of the fish pieces that followed). pop it in your mouth and chew. we'd never encountered this (japanese chives) as a start to a sushi omakase before--it was nice (and one of the more expensive items).

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