Seafood. The very thought of it twists my gut into a knot of conflict. My recollection of eating an exquisite teriyaki Chinook salmon on a sailboat in British Columbia, collides with my knowledge that we are mining the ocean for the last of its large fish.
Just when opting for omega-3-rich seafood is being recognized as one of the healthiest dietary choices a person can make, the news seems to be full of stories about mercury-laden tuna, shrimp contaminated with antibiotics, and collapsing fish stocks. In a world of endangered cod, pirate-caught Chilean sea bass, and sea-lice-infested salmon, can we really continue to order the catch of the day in good conscience?
Taking a serious look at this question took Grescoe a couple years and an entire book. But, the short answer may be yes, if you only eat seafood on Suzuki’s top 10 list.