This past fall, I had one of the best fishing trips of my life. Frank, Matt and I boarded the Gambler in Point Pleasant, NJ in quest of the mighty striped bass. This is game fish that had been overfished in Jersey waters to the point of extinction a few years ago. Thankfully, agressive fish management has brought back the stocks in Jersey to level that enabled our party to limit out with lunker bass that looked like this:
|Proudly display our catch, including Frank's pool winner|
All conscientious foodies should be concerned about the problem of overfishing. Only sustainable fish should be eaten. Here's why:
Also, only herbivore farm raised fish should be eaten. If a fish is carnivore, only wild fish should be eaten. That is why wild salmon is should be chosen over farm raised salmon.
Here is a handy dandy guide to help you make ethical choices when it come to eating seafood: Seafood Watch.
Happy fishing! Enjoy!