Bye, Bye, Bluefin Tuna (or Maguro a-go-go)

With Bluefin tuna stocks at what seem to be a critical point, Japan, with the help of Canada and a few other countries, has decided to reject a ban on Atlantic Bluefin Tuna fishing, which means that maguro may become a thing of the past. As stocks are down about 80% since the 1970s, and…


A Whale of a Problem

As if the serving of endangered Bluefin Tuna were not enough, a Santa Monica, California restaurant called “The Hump” is alleged to have been serving whale as part of its omakase menu, according to the New York Times. They indicate activists surreptitiously filmed themselves being served what was tested to be Sei Whale, an endangered…


Sushi In Space

From sea to land to space, a fish will travel far to become sushi. Last week, the first hand rolled sushi in space was accomplished by Soichi Noguchi, of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. Donning a chef’s hat, Soichi pressed a floating ball of rice onto a small sheet of nori, added a piece of…