Update to the Al Gore hypocrisy story:
Al Gore's fish dinner turns out green
But the fish enjoyed by the Gores were not endangered or illegally caught.
Rather, the restaurant later confirmed, they had come from one of the world's few well-managed, sustainable populations of toothfish, and caught and documented in compliance with Marine Stewardship Council regulations. The Gores' spokesman, Kalee Kreider, admitted that the fish has been on the menu, but said: "The Gores absolutely agree with this humane society and the rest of the environmental community about illegally caught Chilean sea bass.
I'm not quite following the line of thought re: the existence of these fish. They're doing great and thriving in certain areas of the ocean, but not so well in others. That same kind of thinking can be applied to probably every species of animal, and you can throw humans into the mix as well. I guess mine is not to reason why, it's just to make sure and check where the heck the Chilean sea bass was caught if I ever do decide to try one.
It would be fun to see a Chilean sea bass fight, they look nasty.