|Chilean sea bass makes a tempting dish--but if you care about protecting |
marine life, you might choose to order something else.
|Chilean sea bass is a favorite seafood choice of chefs, |
many of whom don't know the back story.
Besides being illegal, over fishing upsets the balance of nature. Patagonian toothfish is the main food of orca whales and seals that inhabit the cold southern hemisphere seas—and not just around Chile. As Patagonian toothfish have become less plentiful, whales and seals that depend on this food source must seek new waters—or die from starvation.
|Without Patagonia toothfish in cold ocean waters, orca whales |
and seals lack a necessary food source.
Traveling the world is important because it helps travelers better understand issues that they might not be faced with at home, such as the importance of global sustainability. Now that we know better, we no longer consume Chilean sea bass. Hopefully, others will rethink their choice of seafood, too.
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