A fish story
The Mexican Pacific tuna fleet… the largest in the Americas… set out early Sunday, the closed season for tuna fishing in Mexican waters having ended at one minute past midnight on Sunday. This years harvest is expected to be in the neighborhood of 133,000 metric tons of fish, a huge drop from the 145,000 tons taken annually in the mid 2000s.
Prices will be higher, and no telling yet what the Fukishima disaster has done to Pacific fishing stocks. I don’t know if was stupid or not to stock up on canned tuna at the Soriana last week or not. Especially when I just live around the corner from the city fish market in a major fishing town, who will have uncanned — and, one hopes, not irradiated — tuna for a lot less in a few days: