Written by Jen Finn
Fish plays a starring role in the Mediterranean diet that's supposed to keep us healthy. And yet it's a disappearing commodity.
Meanwhile, there is growing concern about what is sustainable, or even identifiable.
Is there a way to meet consumer demand for quality seafood and protect threatened marine life at the same time?
Read the full story at the New York Times>>
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