Saturday, May 12, 2007

Sushi or not sushi?

The risk of immediate extinction of Mediterranean bluefin tuna which we discussed in our last blog on Tuesday raises important questions for consumers.

When and how is it okay to eat tuna? How can I know where my tuna comes from? Who can tell me whether it was fished sustainably? etc.

WWF's bluefin tuna website includes a consumer guide to help consumers make the choice to help answer these questions.

During a trip in Japan last year, I was interested to see that also within that country people have started to be aware that there is a severe tuna crisis. The thought that bluefin tuna meat (the best of sushi) could disappear or become extremely rare should put marine biodiversity issues into a new light in Japan.

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