They don't call it the lionfish just for it's beautiful stripes. It's 18 spines are venonmous, making the lionfish the king of wherever it's found. And lately it's been on the prowl for more territory in the Atlantic, spreading from North Carolina to South America. But the lionfish's power grab has made it a King elsewhere- on the dinner plate!
That's because lionfish happens to be a tasty morsel. Says Chef James Clark at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina- "It really is an excellent eating fish. I'd put it up against any firm, white, mild-flavored fish. It has a cucumber-y, sweet shrimp flavor." You may often find raw slices of the fish served in sushi establishments with sake-soy sauce, roasted seaweed flakes, …Read more >
Bluefin tuna tastes good. Damn good. And due to its popularity as sushi, as well as its high commercial value and its ability to cross international boundaries, the bluefin tuna is being severely overfished and is at risk of extinction.
Since 1970, Atlantic bluefin tuna have declined by more than 80 percent due to overfishing. In the eastern Atlantic, the majority of the decline has occurred in the past ten years as they’ve been caught, without regulatory oversight, for fish farming. In the western Atlantic, halfway through a 20-year government “rebuilding program” for the severely depleted population, there are nearly 10 percent fewer fish than at the beginning of the program.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature lists two spe…Read more >