bye bye black cod?
Was at the Temescal farmer's market this Sunday in search of black cod or sablefish. Their $13.95/lb fish has been a staple of ours for years now.
The guy at the fish stand said we probably won't be seeing it again soon, and if we do it will be much more expensive. He says most of the sable is getting bought up by China right now.
The combination of taste, value, healthy quality of the fish and sustainability made it almost too good to be true.
I wonder if we will see this dynamic with other quality fish, like Alaska and Pacific salmon.
Anyone know more about this?
I love black cod (aka gindara) too and wasn't aware of this. Google turned up this Business Week article, dated a month after the Japan disaster, that mentions the price of black cod rising $1 a pound at the time in response to Japanese demand.
Yesterday Sun's Market, 123 El Camino Real, Millbrae, 650-652-4881, had live black cod in the tank. They're $10.99 per pound, whole fish, obviously.
Not listed on this sign board, but thought I'd include it to show the range of seafood stock.