Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Eating Wicked Tuna - Great Stuff

Bluefin programming debate? What debate?
Over at Deep Sea News more in depth discussion on Nat Geo's new show Wicked Tuna.

One of the reasons we feature this outstanding blog is the constant stream of independent and critical thought that emanates from it like the raw unrestricted energy from a Pulsar.

Read this post today, it's as good as it gets.

"When I wrote about Wicked Tuna, the National Geographic channel’s Atlantic bluefin tuna fishing reality show (first aired Sunday night), I thought it would be pretty straightforward. Every rating system  – Seafood Watch, Sea Choice, Blue Ocean Institute – lists Atlantic bluefin as an “Avoid.” A look through the scientific literature – though I am not a tuna or fisheries expert – showed a vast gap between the fisheries literature, which focuses on bluefin population structure , and the conservation literature, which is trying to sound the alarm about bluefin’s decline. Frankly, I didn’t think it would be terribly controversial to argue that a purportedly conservation-focused organization like National Geographic shouldn’t encourage consumption of Atlantic bluefin tuna."


Complete post here.

2 comments:

Miriam Goldstein said...

Thanks so much! You're making me blush!

Shark Diver said...

No worries, thanks for getting into this conversation.

You would be surprised how sensitive the major networks are to "discussions".

They try not to show it, but at the end of the day they offers concessions after the fact to programming in ways that surprise me.

Love your blog.