New bill seeks to ban fish factory farms in U.S. oceans! »
Eat Drink Better brings us word on a new bill to ban fish factory farms in U.S. oceans! Let’s support the crap out of this mother!
The main text reads:
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, neither the Secretary of the Interior nor the Secretary of Commerce may issue any permit or in any other way authorize any person to conduct commercial finfish aquaculture operations in the Exclusive Economic Zone of the United States (as established by Proclamation Numbered 5030, dated March 10, 1983), except in accordance with a law authorizing such action that is enacted after the date of the enactment of this Act.
Of course, the rep. who proposed this is, Don Young, is from Alaska, who definitely has a vested interest in keeping competition out of the market. It’s not like it’s someone who gives a real shit about fish or our ocean’s waters.
You can read the complete thing here [.pdf].
Of course, the best thing you can do for fish and ocean health is to simply not eat fish. DERG. However, if you want to help slightly minimize the damage to both (and you do!), Eat Drink Better has the politicians to holler at about it.
The Kitchn (Ugh, that missing “e”! It kills me!) is representing today with this stellar-looking chickpea sandwich recipe. It’s a more-than-suitable replacement for a tuna sandwich (seriously you’re still eating tuna!? Why don’t you just go rape a baby turtle while you’re at it? That’s probably less harmful and disgusting than opening up a can of Chicken of the Sea HOW DO YOU GET OUT OF BED IN THE MORNING!?) and is quite delicious to boot. I make a similar sandwich with Wildwood’s Garlic Aioli (a.k.a., God’s only elixir that isn’t hard alcohol). Delightful!