Saturday, March 13, 2010

Ideas worth spreading

While the core of this talk is about seafood, the closing remarks are important ... about good food.

Dan Barber: How I fell in love with a fish | Video on


  1. This is very interesting post. But it forgets that Fishing is a family art and business. Fish farming puts them out of business.

    As someone from a fishing family and business, I find it sad that people buy into this ideal that this is a better alternative than just having the enforced regulations. As an Alaskan Fishing Family, we follow the strict regulations. Obviously, the gluttony of the East Coast has shown what happens when regulations are not enforced. As with any natural enviornment you have to respect the earth.

    It would be interesting to learn how they have managed to keep the rivers pollutants out of the fish abosorbption or the planktons. As with any reverse waterways one must look at the reprecussions. Catfish farms are a good example, shrimp farms, and as we are all to familiar with dreaded Asian Carp.

    It would be interesting to know if this farm contends with only native lines or are they transplanting lines of fish?

    If we are to build a community based on using real farmers, than we have to contend with looking at fisherman as Water Farmers. As with anything, I am wary of Humans reconfiguing the natural enviornments to make sure they can have their fish to eat. Due to the fact that they have overfished their seas.

    I find it interesting, but when it comes to raising fish in human made enviornments over the natural seas, well I dare say I would go with the latter than the former. Mother Nature always prevails, and she has never steered me wrong.

  2. FYI, The Site that this fish farm is on is located on a superfund site...might not want to fall in love with 'shimmery fish'....I am kind of shocked that such a well known Chef would lecture on this before investigating. We are in contact with Chef Barber and he has been made aware of this, it might be to late for those who have eaten this fish in his resturant already but he is looking into this and is concerned that it was never mentioned to him...Hmmm Probably a good idea to know what you speak of before you do so...