Following up on recent news of “no deal” on a bluefin tuna resolution out of Europe, The New Republic writes Aquacalypse Now, alleging that governments — including America’s — provide nearly $30 billion in subsidies each year—about one-third of the value of the global catch—that keep fisheries going, even when they have overexploited their resource base. As a result, there are between two and four times as many boats as the annual catch requires, and yet, the funds to “build capacity” keep coming.
Dining at a new sushi restaurant in Greenwich Village last week, I noticed that half the menu was now vegetarian. Two of our three rolls were veggie and divinely delicious.
Try it, you’ll like it: mango/asparagus sushi, for example. I was surprised at how much I loved the tastes.