Have you ever eaten sushi? If so, the phenomenal growth in demand for sushi has come at a cost: overfishing has led to depleting fish stocks, which in turn has threatened the balance of the ocean’s ecosystems. Is the current sushi trade sustainable? What can be done to ensure that the prized Blue Fin Tuna exists for future generations to come? This timely documentary - winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 2011 Seattle International Film Festival and the Audience Award at the 2012 San Francisco Green Film Festival - poses some important questions that all sushi lovers should give thought to before placing their next order of sushi.
“There is no species that has fared worse at the hands of humans.”
You have the power to choose where your food comes from each and every time you make a purchase. You can enjoy a rich and exciting culinary experience without putting a species like Blue Fin Tuna closer to the brink of extinction. Sad to see that several Austin sushi restaurants/trailers had the distinction of being chosen for this clip.
I love sushi as much as the next guy. I love it way more than someone who lives on a grad student salary should. But it’s up to the consumer to demand change.
Visit the Monterey Bay Seafood Watch page, and download the pocket guide and mobile apps to help choose sustainable fish.