Eating megrims

Someone really needs to have a word with these people:

We\’ve overfished the \”Big Five\” – cod, haddock, tuna, salmon and prawns – and now supermarkets and marine conservationists are hoping to steer us towards more sustainable seafood. Like the megrim.

Both salmon and prawns are now farmed. As are tilapia, sturgeon, catfish and so on.

If you want to get people to eat \”sustainably produced\” fish then you need to get them eating ones that are farmed you moronic twats.

7 thoughts on “Eating megrims”

  1. Is farming Salmon sustainable? Isn’t the Salmon’s food usually the result of unsustainable fishing?

    I know that you could feed Salmon on farmed Tilapia (a vegetarian fish) but I don’t think that happens – partly because you would have to transport the Tilapia a long way to the Salmon farms.

  2. I believe over half the fish eaten are farmed. Who would have thought that agriculture would turn out to br more sustainable than hunting – certainly not our “environmrntally aware” brethern

  3. This is the 21st century! We should be eating artificial meat grown in vats by robots. Dude, where’s my flying car?

    As for megrim, it’s just a new middle-class status symbol. Guardian readers need to buy something obscure and expensive so that they can feel morally superior to the common herd, and the supermarkets will always be happy to meet such profitable needs.

  4. And why do we have lots of megrim?

    Because they feed in Icelandic waters, and Iceland privatised fish stocks and therefore gave the fishing fleet a proper incentive to preserve stocks, rather than the socialist EU attempts which have ruined stocks.

  5. So Much For Subtlety

    G Orwell – “I know that you could feed Salmon on farmed Tilapia (a vegetarian fish) but I don’t think that happens – partly because you would have to transport the Tilapia a long way to the Salmon farms.”

    I know a Salmon farm in New Zealand that mainly feeds its fish on anchovies from Peru.

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