Slap your local supermarket round the face with a wet haddock

by Suw on March 2, 2006

Until they stop selling endangered fish. Really, there is no need to sell fish that are going to become extinct if we keep eating them. No one, but no one, should have a problem with this. If I can't eat swordfish because there isn't a sustainable fish stock, well, that's just how it goes. The supermarkets should be wet-fish-slapped until they all operate a sustainable fish only policy.

Anonymous March 2, 2006 at 4:26 pm

I still can't believe that supermarkets (or anyone) are knowingly selling these fish – I would possibly have bought one of these, never knowing that they were endangered – why aren't there laws against selling anything that is on the endangered list?

Anonymous March 2, 2006 at 10:28 pm

Halibut! Halibut! Slap them with a wet Halibut.

Anonymous March 3, 2006 at 7:38 am

I think you would all love the movie:
Darwin's Nightmare:
A documentary on the effect of fishing the Nile perch in Tanzania's Lake Victoria

Anonymous March 3, 2006 at 1:22 pm

Not to get all literal-minded about the slapping them with haddock, which includes all these things, but here goes anyway. Ask them, every time you go in, over and over again, about the source and endangeredness of their fish. And if they have anything certified by the Marine Stewardship Council. Just so they know you're paying attention. Then don't buy anything if they don't.
Or you could wear a gigantic fish costume and pass out flyers if you're super hardcore. Or just write them a letter or e-mail.

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