July 21, 2011 |
Scrawled on the white board hung behind the bar at Noshi Sushi in Los Angeles, the word " otoro " (fatty tuna) beckons seafood lovers. For the connoisseur, this is the main attraction, the filet mignon of sushi. Atop a small mound of rice, a heavily marbled slice of fish sits precariously — so oily that it's on the verge of falling apart. With one bite, the exquisite cut of bluefin will melt into oblivion. Bluefin tuna may not be a household name, but its taste and texture are famous — and increasingly infamous — among sushi aficionados across the world.
May 19, 1991 |
The hot dog you eat at a ballgame in coming years may be made from a fish you'd never consider eating now, and you'll warm it up by pulling a tab on the wrapping, some food futurists say. Whether or not the International Food Futurists' predictions come to pass, Americans are eating more fish: an increase from 12 pounds per person a year to 15.9 pounds per person a year over the last decade.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1998 |
Cries of "the fish are here" heralded the arrival Tuesday of 5,000 tiny white sea bass to a Port of Hueneme aquaculture facility from a Carlsbad hatchery. "This is an exciting event," said Tom O'Neill, chairman of the Oxnard College science department. "It's kind of like having a child." The placement of the wriggling silver fish into a pair of 5,000-gallon tanks at the facility--operated by the nonprofit Channel Islands Marine Resource Institute--represented a birth of sorts.
February 20, 1987 |
California's fish farmers, who for years raised trout to test the angler's skill, are expanding rapidly to meet the new demand for catfish by recent immigrants from Asia accustomed to buying fish live from retailers' tanks. Aquaculture--the raising of fish, shellfish and aquatic plants--still accounts for only an estimated $30 million of California's $14 billion in wholesale farm production every year.
March 8, 1988 |
Attracted by lower prices and low fat content, Americans have found a growing appetite for shrimp, increasing their consumption of the shellfish by 47% during the past five years. Americans consumed more than 2.2 pounds per capita last year, up from 1.5 pounds in 1982, according to the Commerce Department. That trend, which contrasts with a decline in U.S. consumption of red meat over the same period, has been a boon to Ocean Garden Products, the San Diego-based U.S.
September 15, 1985
Assemblyman Gerald N. Felando (R-San Pedro) has been appointed to the newly created Pacific Fisheries Legislative Task Force by Assembly Speaker Willie Brown (D-San Francisco). The task force, composed of lawmakers from California, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, Idaho and British Columbia, was created to promote the fishing, seafood and aquaculture industries, and work with other fishery organizations to resolve interstate disputes. The group will hold its first meeting in Portland, Ore.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1985 |
Marine biologists are studying scallops in San Diego Bay and Agua Hedionda Lagoon in Carlsbad to determine if the tasty mollusks should be fair catch for sport fishermen, who have been prohibited from gathering them since 1954. On April 1 about 7,800 scallops were moved from the lagoon to the bay to see if they could repopulate the bay, where they have been missing for years, said John M. Duffy, who heads the study for the state Fish and Game Department.
January 19, 1989 |
Commercial shrimp farming has increased dramatically in the last seven years, causing retail prices to drop and threatening the livelihood of fishermen, according to a San Diego-based trade publication. Last year, for instance, farms were responsible for producing 22% of the world's supply of this expensive and popular crustacean, Aquaculture Digest recently reported.
July 10, 2008 |
Tastiota, Mexico A few miles inland from the Sea of Cortez, amid cracked earth and mesquite and sun-bleached cactus, neat rows of emerald plants are sprouting from the desert floor. The crop is salicornia. It is nourished by seawater flowing from a man-made canal. And if you believe the American who is farming it, this incongruous swath of green has the potential to feed the world, fuel our vehicles and slow global warming.