An Inconvenient Fish

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007 1:06 pm by Neal

(Thanks to GPBurdell for this one)

The Patagonian toothfish is one of the world’s most endangered fish species. We don’t know if Al Gore and his family thought it was tasty.

From the Daily Mail, we have this story “Eco-warrior Al Gore serves up endangered fish at daughter’s party:”

Only a week after Live Earth, eco-warrior Al Gore didn’t do much for his green credentials when he shocked fellow environmentalists by serving up an endangered fish at his daughter’s wedding rehearsal dinner.

The former US vicepresident provided 75 guests with Chilean sea bass – one of the world’s most threatened fish species.

Gore, 59, who created the climate change documentary An Inconvenient Truth, sampled a sixcourse tasting menu at Beverly Hills’ Crustacean restaurant which included the sea bass – also known as Patagonian toothfish.

Also known as Patagonian toothfish, the species is under huge pressure from illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing activities in the Southern Ocean, jeopardising the sustainability of remaining stocks.

It is known as one of the world’s most endangered species of fish. Evidently a fact not known by the Gores.

The gaffe will have been even more embarrassing for the Gores because they tried to make the wedding between Sarah Gore and businessman Bill Lee – who met at a function for An Inconvenient Truth – as green as possible.

Sarah, a 28-year-old Harvard graduate, is currently a medical student at the University of California, San Francisco. She is the Gore’s youngest daughter.

Maybe Al Gore bought a bunch of “fish credits” where you pay other people to not eat endangered fish but to instead eat cheap, canned Tuna or Salmon. That way one can stay “fish neutral.”

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