Monday, May 22, 2006

Dining Out

MIT Sea Grant recently created a pamphlet to educate people about the dangers of releasing live seafood into the ocean and improperly disposing of seafood waste. Aimed at preventing future introductions of invasive fish, shellfish and pathogens, the pamphlet notes the consequences of such acts and lists several examples of invasives that were introduced through those vectors. The best part about the pamphlet, which can be downloaded in .pdf form, is that it is available not only in English, but in Chinese, Khmer, Korean, Spanish and Vietnamese. Fresh and live seafood is an important part of many different cultures, and not everyone catching it, selling it and eating it knows English, so it makes sense for a resource like this to be made avaiable in as many languages as possible.

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