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How Much Do You Know About Tuna?
Various species are prized around the world—but they need better management


Every May 2, people around the globe celebrate World Tuna Day. The United Nations set aside this day to recognize the cultural, ecological, and economic significance of tuna and to highlight the importance of managing these fish stocks sustainably.

Tuna are among the most commercially important fish in the world, with the seven largest fisheries worth approximately $42.5 billion annually. But the huge demand for tuna—primarily as pricey sushi; tuna steaks; and mass-produced, affordable canned fish—has resulted in overfishing and mismanagement of many tuna populations.

But how much do you know about the various tuna species?

Test your knowledge by taking this quiz....
"You got 2 out of 5!" :(

Happy belated World Tuna Day!
I used to have a really nice FM tuna but that was long ago. No, that's not right.....I know that some of those tuna, like a single fish (they're about the size of a man) can sell for 60 or 70 thousand bucks right out of the water. Hell, if I were a tuna fisherman I'd only have to catch one or two a year to be ok. Probably even be able to get an even nicer FM tuna for my efforts. Tuna brokers have to be careful not to bid on tubas, since B is next to N and in all the excitement about a particularly succulent tuna you could bid on a tuba by mistake. And, hell, you can't eat a tuba or play a tuna. That is all.

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Re: The Food Thread

Unread post by neoplacebo » Tue May 07, 2019 5:21 pm

A tragic but true story; yesterday evening I fired up my grill for the first time in over a year to grill a nice pork tenderloin. Got everything all set, grill cleaned off and fire going (good charcoal, no gas) and commenced to grill once things were ready. Well, after I pronounced the tenderloin done, I put the fork in it and placed it on my plate and when I reached down to put the cover back on the grill I dropped the fucking tenderloin on the ground. This resulted in a brief stream of indignant profanity and dispassionate sympathy for the soiled loin. It was not a good feeling. Anyway, I went back in and ate the fucker and pretended that it was never dropped. It was a good lesson in the sense that denial of the facts never works, especially if you're the denier and know the facts.

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Re: The Food Thread

Unread post by O Really » Tue May 07, 2019 5:56 pm

:lol: :lol:
Everybody who's ever grilled much at all has dropped something. I can't imagine throwing it out.

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Re: The Food Thread

Unread post by Vrede too » Tue May 07, 2019 6:04 pm

Rinse, reheat, eat.
neoplacebo wrote:
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.....I know that some of those tuna, like a single fish (they're about the size of a man) can sell for 60 or 70 thousand bucks right out of the water....
Answer #4:
In January, a single ________ tuna sold for $3.1 million during the first auction of the year in ________. ________ is also the most depleted tuna species; decades of overfishing have left the population at less than 4 percent of its historic size.
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Re: The Food Thread

Unread post by neoplacebo » Tue May 07, 2019 6:27 pm

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:lol: :lol:
Everybody who's ever grilled much at all has dropped something. I can't imagine throwing it out.
Thanks for the support; nobody saw me drop it or eat it. It never happened.

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Rinse, reheat, eat.
neoplacebo wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 5:08 pm
.....I know that some of those tuna, like a single fish (they're about the size of a man) can sell for 60 or 70 thousand bucks right out of the water....
Answer #4:
In January, a single ________ tuna sold for $3.1 million during the first auction of the year in ________. ________ is also the most depleted tuna species; decades of overfishing have left the population at less than 4 percent of its historic size.
On your original can't carry a tuna post, it says take the test here but I never saw and still don't see any link to a tuna test, so I can't take credit for answer 4 since I am a virgin tuna test taker. But I say goddam, one fish for three million and change? Are you sure this wasn't a mistaken vintage Belgian tuba bid? in any case, had I caught that 3.1 fish, I would have ended my tuna/tuba gig at that moment and asked for forgiveness from Neptune. I just realized this could be a trump "fake tuna" and is actually worth about 30 thousand. Barr a cuda will decide about this in a decision based on cod i fied statute and precedent. For a finale, I am figuring to have leftover dropped tenderloin shortly but will feel the guilt.

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Re: The Food Thread

Unread post by Vrede too » Tue May 07, 2019 7:04 pm

:lol:
neoplacebo wrote:
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On your original can't carry a tuna post, it says take the test here but I never saw and still don't see any link to a tuna test, so I can't take credit for answer 4 since I am a virgin tuna test taker....
Weird, I can still see the quiz. Not a "link", scroll down. Anyone else?

I feel bad that you're missing this opportunity to tuna up your tuna knowledge.
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I got link. But I'm pretty sure I know everything I need to know about Tuna. (1) how to cook it; (2) how to eat it; (3) where to get the good stuff...

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Re: The Food Thread

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:lol:
neoplacebo wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 6:34 pm
On your original can't carry a tuna post, it says take the test here but I never saw and still don't see any link to a tuna test, so I can't take credit for answer 4 since I am a virgin tuna test taker....
Weird, I can still see the quiz. Not a "link", scroll down. Anyone else?

I feel bad that you're missing this opportunity to tuna up your tuna knowledge.
could be because this computer is about ten years old. and don't feel bad for me, argentuna. I can tuna things in or tuna things out as needed. Or if I get desperate I can listen to my cd of Christmas tunas; usually makes me cry.

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Re: The Food Thread

Unread post by O Really » Tue May 07, 2019 9:04 pm

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Re: The Food Thread

Unread post by GoCubsGo » Tue May 07, 2019 9:27 pm

Anyone got a good recipe for spaghetti Bolognese?
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Re: The Food Thread

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GoCubsGo wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 9:27 pm
Anyone got a good recipe for spaghetti Bolognese?
Dunno, but if they don't have it at allrecipes.com, it's probably not worth making.

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Re: The Food Thread

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I got link. But I'm pretty sure I know everything I need to know about Tuna. (1) how to cook it; (2) how to eat it; (3) where to get the good stuff...
https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/2019- ... lphin-safe

There are a lot of tuna brands, and the labels can be confusing. Which tuna has the lowest impact on marine life?

May not apply to you: Greenpeace USA: Tuna Shopping Guide
And is tuna safe to eat in the first place, given concerns about mercury?

... As for mercury poisoning, you're right to be concerned. At this point, nearly all fish and shellfish contain trace amounts of mercury—a potent toxin that can cause damage to the brain and nervous system. Children, nursing mothers, and women who are pregnant or plan to become pregnant need to be cautious about eating seafood. The EPA says that pregnant and nursing women may consume up to three four-ounce servings of canned light tuna (including skipjack) or one four-ounce serving of yellowfin, albacore, or white tuna from its Best Choices list per week. Children may have one or two two-ounce servings per week.

You can reduce your risk by eating fish known to have lower amounts of mercury, such as salmon, sardines, herring, and trout. Check out the Monterey Bay Aquarium's handy Seafood Watch recommendations at seafoodwatch.org.
Because of ocean depletion concerns I don't eat any seafood, but I don't think that I would eat any food where only one or three four-ounce servings per week are thought to be safe, anyhow.
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The only tuna I've ever eaten is from the can. I have never understood how they manage to catch the cans; must use some kind of net.

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The only tuna I've ever eaten is from the can. I have never understood how they manage to catch the cans; must use some kind of net.
Magnets, silly.
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Re: The Food Thread

Unread post by neoplacebo » Wed May 08, 2019 8:48 pm

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Wed May 08, 2019 8:46 pm
neoplacebo wrote:
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The only tuna I've ever eaten is from the can. I have never understood how they manage to catch the cans; must use some kind of net.
Magnets, silly.
silly me :o

flash update: grilled out beef filet tonight and did not drop any. It said on the label "ass fed USDA choice" but I think it should have said "grass fed." At the time I thought, hell, that's backward; ass fed beef is an exercise in futility, not to mention it's probably very labor intensive.

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Vrede too wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 7:48 pm
O Really wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 7:37 pm
I got link. But I'm pretty sure I know everything I need to know about Tuna. (1) how to cook it; (2) how to eat it; (3) where to get the good stuff...
https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/2019- ... lphin-safe

There are a lot of tuna brands, and the labels can be confusing. Which tuna has the lowest impact on marine life?

May not apply to you: Greenpeace USA: Tuna Shopping Guide
And is tuna safe to eat in the first place, given concerns about mercury?

... As for mercury poisoning, you're right to be concerned. At this point, nearly all fish and shellfish contain trace amounts of mercury—a potent toxin that can cause damage to the brain and nervous system. Children, nursing mothers, and women who are pregnant or plan to become pregnant need to be cautious about eating seafood. The EPA says that pregnant and nursing women may consume up to three four-ounce servings of canned light tuna (including skipjack) or one four-ounce serving of yellowfin, albacore, or white tuna from its Best Choices list per week. Children may have one or two two-ounce servings per week.

You can reduce your risk by eating fish known to have lower amounts of mercury, such as salmon, sardines, herring, and trout. Check out the Monterey Bay Aquarium's handy Seafood Watch recommendations at seafoodwatch.org.
Because of ocean depletion concerns I don't eat any seafood, but I don't think that I would eat any food where only one or three four-ounce servings per week are thought to be safe, anyhow.
If you really gotta cook it, smoke it. 140 to 170 degrees for about an hour or two, cut into 1/2 inch cubes and serve with a sesame oil base vinaigrette and a little slaw.
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"Forage fish—small, nutrient-rich fish like herring and anchovies—are critical food sources for whales and other marine life. But better protections are needed to conserve them. Urge your elected officials to support new legislation."

Take Action: Ask Your Member of Congress to Protect Forage Fish
Urge your representative to protect ocean ecosystems!
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