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Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Mar 2019 1:26 a.m. PST

Are halibut, and/or the people that fish for them going extinct?

$25 USD a pound for the stuff at the local grocery store (not the expensive one), seems rather daft.

No doubt, it may cost even more at the fish market.

Seems like the price of this fish is spiking, and I haven't a clue as to why.

I guess I won't be eating it anytime soon, unless I can go and catch/shoot my own.

What's it run in your town/city?

Personal logo x42brown Supporting Member of TMP16 Mar 2019 3:35 a.m. PST

link Might give an answer.

x42

Winston Smith16 Mar 2019 7:27 a.m. PST

Price is an almost 100% guide to scarcity and also quality.
A greengrocer at a local market told me that.
As an example, green beans are expensive in the winter, and not very good.
In the summer they're cheap and very good.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP16 Mar 2019 7:44 a.m. PST

Because it's the price you'll pay on impulse, or "just for the halibut."
evil grin

Winston Smith16 Mar 2019 8:42 a.m. PST

Are bad puns a DH offense?

Winston Smith16 Mar 2019 8:43 a.m. PST

By the way, is halibut good tasting? I don't think I've ever had any.

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP24 Mar 2019 9:06 a.m. PST

It is quite firm, and delicious.

Excellent fried.

Bowman30 Mar 2019 1:31 p.m. PST

Overfished.
Declining stocks.
Inability to be successfully farmed.

And yes, it's delicious.

Mithmee Supporting Member of TMP09 Aug 2019 4:54 p.m. PST

Are halibut, and/or the people that fish for them going extinct?

Yes, since they are being over fished just like many other types of fish.

China
Japan
Korea

All have huge fishing fleets that will travel to other parts of the world to catch fish.

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