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  1. #1
    Bob Terwilliger Guest

    Default Orange roughy

    Lou wrote:

    > I've got orange roughy thawing for dinner and I think I'd like
    > to deep fry them and make hush puppies.


    I'm not generally a tree-hugger and I rarely get preachy, but were you aware
    that orange roughy is endangered?

    Bob


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    Blinky the Shark Guest

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    Bob Terwilliger wrote:

    > Lou wrote:
    >
    >> I've got orange roughy thawing for dinner and I think I'd like
    >> to deep fry them and make hush puppies.

    >
    > I'm not generally a tree-hugger and I rarely get preachy, but were you aware
    > that orange roughy is endangered?


    Is there a "best source" you can provide for a list of endengered species?
    What organization is actually the final authority on these? Or can
    anybody that loves chihuahuas put up a website about their "endangered"
    status and if enough people believe...really believe...they (the
    chihuahuas!) will become so?


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  3. #3
    [email protected] Guest

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    On Thu, 28 Feb 2008 19:23:12 -0800, Blinky the Shark
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Bob Terwilliger wrote:
    >
    >> Lou wrote:
    >>
    >>> I've got orange roughy thawing for dinner and I think I'd like
    >>> to deep fry them and make hush puppies.

    >>
    >> I'm not generally a tree-hugger and I rarely get preachy, but were you aware
    >> that orange roughy is endangered?

    >
    >Is there a "best source" you can provide for a list of endengered species?
    >What organization is actually the final authority on these? Or can
    >anybody that loves chihuahuas put up a website about their "endangered"
    >status and if enough people believe...really believe...they (the
    >chihuahuas!) will become so?


    This site was brought to my attention when I posted a shark steak
    (oops) recipe on my blog.

    Seems sharks are endangered also, so please be careful Blinky.

    http://www.mbayaq.org/cr/seafoodwatch.asp

    koko
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  4. #4
    Blinky the Shark Guest

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    Nancy Young wrote:

    >
    > "Blinky the Shark" <[email protected]> wrote
    >
    >> Bob Terwilliger wrote:
    >>
    >>> Lou wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> I've got orange roughy thawing for dinner and I think I'd like
    >>>> to deep fry them and make hush puppies.
    >>>
    >>> I'm not generally a tree-hugger and I rarely get preachy, but were you
    >>> aware
    >>> that orange roughy is endangered?

    >>
    >> Is there a "best source" you can provide for a list of endengered species?
    >> What organization is actually the final authority on these? Or can
    >> anybody that loves chihuahuas put up a website about their "endangered"
    >> status and if enough people believe...really believe...they (the
    >> chihuahuas!) will become so?

    >
    > The problem with orange roughy is that they don't mate until
    > they are years old. I wouldn't buy it, it is endangered.


    Cite, please. No, not a blog. An actual authority, as I requested.
    Again -- where are the authorities for endangered species?

    Sure, anybody can make one of these:

    http://www.endangeredfishalliance.org/orangeroughy.htm

    They list four fish.

    I'm not arguing that the orange roughy is not endangered. I honestly
    don't know. But it seems odd that my usual chain supermarket is selling
    it. That's why I'm asking for something more authoritative than what I've
    found so far.


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  5. #5
    Sqwertz Guest

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    On Thu, 28 Feb 2008 22:07:29 -0800, Blinky the Shark wrote:

    > I'm not arguing that the orange roughy is not endangered. I honestly
    > don't know. But it seems odd that my usual chain supermarket is selling
    > it. That's why I'm asking for something more authoritative than what I've
    > found so far.


    CostCo has always sold it as well.

    I do see articles that a endangered status was planned after some
    tree-hugging group complained, but I don't see anything that made
    it official.

    I would think endangering/banning geoduck clams would come before
    roughy.

    -sw

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    Sqwertz Guest

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    On Thu, 28 Feb 2008 22:42:48 -0800, Blinky the Shark wrote:

    > Afterthought: I'm not trying to be a hard-ass, here -- honest. But my
    > thinking is that if there are *laws* about taking endangered species (from
    > woodpeckers to tigers, not just fish), they must be based on something
    > more organizationally authoritative than a local aquarium, however groovy
    > that local aquarium is. "You are sentenced to 3 years of community
    > service for keeping that blue-footed lake trout, because the Lake
    > Winnebago Aquarium says they're endangered", doesn't seem probable.
    > So I'm just looking for what that real authority might be.


    http://www.fws.gov/Endangered/wildlife.html

    -sw

  7. #7
    Sqwertz Guest

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    On Thu, 28 Feb 2008 23:02:43 -0800, Blinky the Shark wrote:

    > Sqwertz wrote:
    >
    >> I would think endangering/banning geoduck clams would come before
    >> roughy.

    >
    > http://zapatopi.net/treeoctopus/


    I'm sure land sharks are on the endangered list, too.

    -sw

  8. #8
    Miche Guest

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    In article <[email protected] .net>,
    Blinky the Shark <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Bob Terwilliger wrote:
    >
    > > Lou wrote:
    > >
    > >> I've got orange roughy thawing for dinner and I think I'd like
    > >> to deep fry them and make hush puppies.

    > >
    > > I'm not generally a tree-hugger and I rarely get preachy, but were you
    > > aware
    > > that orange roughy is endangered?

    >
    > Is there a "best source" you can provide for a list of endengered species?
    > What organization is actually the final authority on these? Or can
    > anybody that loves chihuahuas put up a website about their "endangered"
    > status and if enough people believe...really believe...they (the
    > chihuahuas!) will become so?


    Here's the New Zealand list:

    http://www.forestandbird.org.nz/best...cies/index.asp

    Miche

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    jmcquown Guest

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    "Nancy Young" <rjynly@comcast.n[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected] ..
    >
    > "Blinky the Shark" <[email protected]> wrote
    >
    >> Bob Terwilliger wrote:
    >>
    >>> Lou wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> I've got orange roughy thawing for dinner and I think I'd like
    >>>> to deep fry them and make hush puppies.
    >>>
    >>> I'm not generally a tree-hugger and I rarely get preachy, but were you
    >>> aware
    >>> that orange roughy is endangered?

    >>
    >> Is there a "best source" you can provide for a list of endengered
    >> species?
    >> What organization is actually the final authority on these? Or can
    >> anybody that loves chihuahuas put up a website about their "endangered"
    >> status and if enough people believe...really believe...they (the
    >> chihuahuas!) will become so?

    >
    > The problem with orange roughy is that they don't mate until
    > they are years old. I wouldn't buy it, it is endangered.
    >
    > nancy

    I was very surprised to see orange roughy back on menus and in grocery
    stores. Every store I knew couldn't get it anymore because it was
    classified as endangered. Sorry, no citations, just what I recall from the
    news.

    Jill


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    Blinky the Shark Guest

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    Miche wrote:

    > In article <[email protected] .net>,
    > Blinky the Shark <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Bob Terwilliger wrote:
    >>
    >> > Lou wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> I've got orange roughy thawing for dinner and I think I'd like
    >> >> to deep fry them and make hush puppies.
    >> >
    >> > I'm not generally a tree-hugger and I rarely get preachy, but were you
    >> > aware
    >> > that orange roughy is endangered?

    >>
    >> Is there a "best source" you can provide for a list of endengered species?
    >> What organization is actually the final authority on these? Or can
    >> anybody that loves chihuahuas put up a website about their "endangered"
    >> status and if enough people believe...really believe...they (the
    >> chihuahuas!) will become so?

    >
    > Here's the New Zealand list:
    >
    > http://www.forestandbird.org.nz/best...cies/index.asp


    Thanks, Miche.

    It's interesting that while they rank it as one of the worst fish to use,
    their warnings don't contain the word "endangered". This looks like more
    of the grey area I found online before I asked for an actual authority on
    endangered species -- like many of the casual warnings I found online.
    Which is what prompted me to ask about an authority on "endangered
    species".

    Wertz provided a link to a US governmental site that contains almost 600
    endangered species around the world.


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    Kathleen Guest

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    Pixmaker wrote:

    > I recall reading (somewhere) that Orange Roughy was considered a
    > "nuisance fish" or a "junk fish" having no commercial value. In fact,
    > I believe Auistralians called it a "slimehead."
    >
    > And then—a name change!
    >
    > This may not be true but it's an interesting story.


    I've seen several stories on the plague of asian carp in local rivers.
    Not only do they out-compete indigenous species, they also have the
    alarming habit of going airborn when startled, with numerous collisions
    between boaters and large fish reported.

    The commercial market for these fish is pretty limited. One proposal
    was to sell them to the state prisons to feed to inmates. Another canny
    fellow suggested re-naming the species "silver salmon", at which point
    they'd be able to charge a fortune for them.


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    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: Orange roughy

    On Thu, 28 Feb 2008 18:57:50 -0800, "Bob Terwilliger"
    <virtualgoth@die_spammer.biz> wrote:

    >Lou wrote:
    >
    >> I've got orange roughy thawing for dinner and I think I'd like
    >> to deep fry them and make hush puppies.

    >
    >I'm not generally a tree-hugger and I rarely get preachy, but were you aware
    >that orange roughy is endangered?
    >
    >Bob


    i think that particular orange roughy has gone beyond endangered.

    your pal,
    blake

  13. #13
    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: Orange roughy

    On Thu, 28 Feb 2008 19:23:12 -0800, Blinky the Shark
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Bob Terwilliger wrote:
    >
    >> Lou wrote:
    >>
    >>> I've got orange roughy thawing for dinner and I think I'd like
    >>> to deep fry them and make hush puppies.

    >>
    >> I'm not generally a tree-hugger and I rarely get preachy, but were you aware
    >> that orange roughy is endangered?

    >
    >Is there a "best source" you can provide for a list of endengered species?
    >What organization is actually the final authority on these? Or can
    >anybody that loves chihuahuas put up a website about their "endangered"
    >status and if enough people believe...really believe...they (the
    >chihuahuas!) will become so?


    it's hard to get bonobo meat these days.

    your pal,
    blake

  14. #14
    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: Orange roughy

    On Thu, 28 Feb 2008 23:22:02 -0800, Blinky the Shark
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Sqwertz wrote:
    >
    >> On Thu, 28 Feb 2008 23:02:43 -0800, Blinky the Shark wrote:
    >>
    >>> Sqwertz wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> I would think endangering/banning geoduck clams would come before
    >>>> roughy.
    >>>
    >>> http://zapatopi.net/treeoctopus/

    >>
    >> I'm sure land sharks are on the endangered list, too.

    >
    >Shhhhh. We categorically deny their existence......


    i don't mind land sharks, but i wish they'd stay out of the
    handicapped spaces.

    your pal,
    blake

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    James Silverton Guest

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    Sky wrote on Fri, 29 Feb 2008 11:18:49 -0600:


    S> And to confuse the issue even further, perhaps some fish get
    S> mislabeled. For example, a lot of 'red snapper' listed in
    S> sushi restaurants' menus tend to actually be 'talapia' and
    S> not even true red snapper. Whether or not it's the
    S> restaurant scamming their patrons or the distributors
    S> scamming the restaurants, it wasn't clear. This expose' was
    S> something I saw on one of the main TV networks' (ABC, NBC,
    S> or CBS) news show(s). But as with anything seen on TV or
    S> read in general, I don't know how true this is or isn't.

    I've never thought of "red snapper" as one of my favorite sushi
    fishes. I can't say whether or not tilapia is substituted but I
    don't like cooked tilapia much. I've even had it fished out of a
    tank and cooked then and there in a Chinese restautant but I
    can't say I'd bother again. Incidentally, for those without sea
    access, tilapia is a fast growing fish that the Chinese used to
    raise while the rice paddies were flooded, I believe.

    James Silverton
    Potomac, Maryland

    E-mail, with obvious alterations:
    not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not


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    Michael \Dog3\ Guest

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    Blinky the Shark <[email protected]> dropped this
    news[email protected] t: in
    rec.food.cooking

    >
    > I don't think the Monterey Aquarium, while probably knowledgeable, is
    > the authority on endangered species, which is what I requested.


    I've looked but can't seem to find orange roughy on any of the .gov sites
    I've visited. Is there even a comprehensive list out there? I don't know
    where else to look. Google has not been a real big help.

    Michael

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  17. #17
    Lou Decruss Guest

    Default Re: Orange roughy

    On Thu, 28 Feb 2008 18:57:50 -0800, "Bob Terwilliger"
    <virtualgoth@die_spammer.biz> wrote:

    >Lou wrote:
    >
    >> I've got orange roughy thawing for dinner and I think I'd like
    >> to deep fry them and make hush puppies.

    >
    >I'm not generally a tree-hugger and I rarely get preachy, but were you aware
    >that orange roughy is endangered?
    >
    >Bob


    I didn't know that. But it sure is an interesting tread. <eg>

    Lou

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    Blinky the Shark Guest

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    Nancy Young wrote:

    >
    > "Blinky the Shark" <[email protected]> wrote
    >
    >> Nancy Young wrote:
    >>
    >>>
    >>> "Blinky the Shark" <[email protected]> wrote
    >>>
    >>>> Bob Terwilliger wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> Lou wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> I've got orange roughy thawing for dinner and I think I'd like
    >>>>>> to deep fry them and make hush puppies.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I'm not generally a tree-hugger and I rarely get preachy, but were you
    >>>>> aware
    >>>>> that orange roughy is endangered?
    >>>>
    >>>> Is there a "best source" you can provide for a list of endengered
    >>>> species?
    >>>> What organization is actually the final authority on these? Or can
    >>>> anybody that loves chihuahuas put up a website about their "endangered"
    >>>> status and if enough people believe...really believe...they (the
    >>>> chihuahuas!) will become so?
    >>>
    >>> The problem with orange roughy is that they don't mate until
    >>> they are years old. I wouldn't buy it, it is endangered.

    >>
    >> Cite, please. No, not a blog. An actual authority, as I requested.
    >> Again -- where are the authorities for endangered species?

    >
    > I used endangered in the generic sense, not the legal sense. This
    > wikipekia entry uses better words.


    That would explain why nobody's produced an actual cite that it is an
    actual endangered species. Thanks for getting back on this.

    > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orange_roughy


    I've been looking up orange roughys until I'm blue in the face; I'll
    assume that that's like all the others, which warn of a predicament for
    the species without using the established term "endangered".


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  19. #19
    Blinky the Shark Guest

    Default Re: Orange roughy

    Kathleen wrote:

    > Pixmaker wrote:
    >
    >> I recall reading (somewhere) that Orange Roughy was considered a
    >> "nuisance fish" or a "junk fish" having no commercial value. In fact,
    >> I believe Auistralians called it a "slimehead."
    >>
    >> And then-a name change!
    >>
    >> This may not be true but it's an interesting story.

    >
    > I've seen several stories on the plague of asian carp in local rivers.
    > Not only do they out-compete indigenous species, they also have the
    > alarming habit of going airborn when startled, with numerous collisions
    > between boaters and large fish reported.
    >
    > The commercial market for these fish is pretty limited. One proposal
    > was to sell them to the state prisons to feed to inmates. Another canny
    > fellow suggested re-naming the species "silver salmon", at which point
    > they'd be able to charge a fortune for them.


    I've been eating basa lately -- great taste and $3.99US a pound as a
    regular price at my mundane supermarket. I find that they're considered a
    threat by USan catfish producers. The don't look like any catfish I've
    seen, but apparently they've been marketed here as catfish (which they're
    called in Viet Nam, from which they're imported). Politics aside, I
    recommend them. Yum.


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  20. #20
    Blinky the Shark Guest

    Default Re: Orange roughy

    Sky wrote:

    > Blinky the Shark wrote:
    >>
    >> Miche wrote:
    >>
    >> > In article <[email protected] .net>,
    >> > Blinky the Shark <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> Bob Terwilliger wrote:
    >> >>
    >> >> > Lou wrote:
    >> >> >
    >> >> >> I've got orange roughy thawing for dinner and I think I'd like
    >> >> >> to deep fry them and make hush puppies.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > I'm not generally a tree-hugger and I rarely get preachy, but were you
    >> >> > aware
    >> >> > that orange roughy is endangered?
    >> >>
    >> >> Is there a "best source" you can provide for a list of endengered species?
    >> >> What organization is actually the final authority on these? Or can
    >> >> anybody that loves chihuahuas put up a website about their "endangered"
    >> >> status and if enough people believe...really believe...they (the
    >> >> chihuahuas!) will become so?
    >> >
    >> > Here's the New Zealand list:
    >> >
    >> > http://www.forestandbird.org.nz/best...cies/index.asp

    >>
    >> Thanks, Miche.
    >>
    >> It's interesting that while they rank it as one of the worst fish to use,
    >> their warnings don't contain the word "endangered". This looks like more
    >> of the grey area I found online before I asked for an actual authority on
    >> endangered species -- like many of the casual warnings I found online.
    >> Which is what prompted me to ask about an authority on "endangered
    >> species".
    >>
    >> Wertz provided a link to a US governmental site that contains almost 600
    >> endangered species around the world.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Blinky

    >
    >
    > And to confuse the issue even further, perhaps some fish get
    > mislabeled. For example, a lot of 'red snapper' listed in sushi
    > restaurants' menus tend to actually be 'talapia' and not even true red
    > snapper. Whether or not it's the restaurant scamming their patrons or


    I did not know that. But I just posted a reply to an article from
    Kathleen that mentioned basa -- which apparently used to be marketed here
    in the US as a kind of catfish, until the US catfish farmers got some kind
    of protection for the name. Or maybe that was settled without the suit
    going through. Or whatever.

    > Sky, who's landlocked too far from any ocean


    Blinky the Shark, who lives here:
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