Food For Thought
As much as we love our seafood, it's time to give a thought to sustainability and making informed decisions. Consider these facts:
• 90 per cent of the world's fishing grounds are overfished or already depleted
• Due to high demand for 'live' fish in restaurants, reef fish such as garoupas, wrasse and snappers are increasingly depleted in regional waters.
• Destructive forms of fishing like using cyanide to catch such fish live are also killing off coral reefs and marine life. Only one-quarter of the fish survive such forms of fishing and end up in our seafood tanks.
• Three out of four popular fish species consumed in Singapore are not sustainable. They include humpback grouper, ikan kuning, threadfin (ikan kurau) and the ray. For the full list, get the WWF Singapore Seafood Guide at wwf.sg