From east to west, the notorious phrase “farm-raised” is more and more frequently being applied to seafood. As a result of over-fishing across the world, depleted stores of fish are causing restaurants to reconsider their suppliers. Mark Bittman, writer of the Minimalist column for the Dining section of The New York Times and author of “How to Cook Everything,” shares his concerns on the matter. Bittman warns, from research in a 2006 study, “that if current fishing practices continue, the world’s major commercial stocks will collapse by 2048.” He offers frequently sarcastic opinions but several optimistic solutions here:
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