Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Introducing a VIF (Very Important Fish)


Why? 

Why should one tiny component of Corporate America be allowed unlimited access to a fish that is so essential to the survival of the blue crab, the striped bass and the Chesapeake Bay itself? Early in 2013, the state of Virginia finally set a catch limit on Omega Protein, a company that has overfished the menhaden for decades in order to produce dietary supplements and animal feed. Of course Omega Protein plans to fight back with all it's got, but it looks like they've earned themselves a few powerful enemies, thanks to this excellent book.

6 comments:

KathyA said...

Interesting. I'd heard of this fish and will do some research. Meanwhile, I'll not be taking the omega product.

PS Yes, the SOPRANOS! Lots of gratuitous sex and violence and very upsetting to many Italians like my mom. I never watched BE -- we don't have HBO, but I'd heard it was good, but graphic.

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Lena said...

Yes, interesting. I was not aware of this issue.

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Psterino said...

Our Creekkeeper recently organized a film fest where we saw a short film on this topic. I'd never heard of the problem before! I am switching from fish oil to flax seed and Purslane, a common 'weed' that has tons of omega 3s. Eat greens, not grains!

forsythia said...

How I long to be a Creek Keeper, but perhaps I am too creaky.