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  • Doesn't help that restaurants cook the crap out of fish. It tastes like something if it isn't reduced to a tough brick of protein.
  • I've got a Vietnamese place near me that serves the fish whole. I always know what I'm getting.
  • Uh, no, submitter. Salmon tastes very different from fish like cod or sole, both with have a mild flavor.
  • Bathia_Mapes: Uh, no, submitter. Salmon tastes very different from fish like cod or sole, both with have a mild flavor.


    Actually it turns out all 3 of those were tilapia. Sorry brah.
  • If all fish tastes the same to you, subby, then either you're going to crappy restaurants, or you can't cook, or both.
  • Ken's Steak House

    Stopped reading right there..
  • All fish still tastes the same

    Fishy?
  • Well now I want fish for dinner despite having already planned for today. Mmm. Tomorrow, I guess.
  • Friskya: All fish still tastes the same

    Fishy?


    Wat?

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  • Ever think this is a GOOD thing?

    Lemme point out- just about ALL the fisheries in the world are overfished. Say 2/3rds of the fish being sold are misrepesented, and actually the unlimited, unstressed, or farmed fish like tilapia.

    Well relabeling isn't going to put 3x more fish into the world! There ain't any more fish.

    The thing is, red snapper won't go extinct as long as the price is kept down by the fact that vendors can simply substitute tilapia for snapper. If you have a magic iPhone app to verify snapper DNA, suddenly the tilapia-substitution thing goes away, the price of genuine, verifiable red snapper skyrockets, and people get rich fishing red snapper to extinction, every fish taken making it more and more rare and increasing the price of the next one ever higher. Which is fark-all stupid knowing that people can't tell the difference if you DID give them tilapia and the only point here was to eat something rare out of a commodity fetish.
  • C) Deregulate the market and let the companies police themselves?
  • It is not appropriate for the government to regulate this because public health is not at risk, and the environment is actually helped.
    However, there is a mile-wide opening for commercial fishing interests to set up some sort of private organization with a logo people can trust saying exactly what fish it is. With a little publicity, restaurants with the logo on their menu should be able to charge more for their fish.
  • Oznog: Ever think this is a GOOD thing?

    Lemme point out- just about ALL the fisheries in the world are overfished. Say 2/3rds of the fish being sold are misrepesented, and actually the unlimited, unstressed, or farmed fish like tilapia.

    Well relabeling isn't going to put 3x more fish into the world! There ain't any more fish.

    The thing is, red snapper won't go extinct as long as the price is kept down by the fact that vendors can simply substitute tilapia for snapper. If you have a magic iPhone app to verify snapper DNA, suddenly the tilapia-substitution thing goes away, the price of genuine, verifiable red snapper skyrockets, and people get rich fishing red snapper to extinction, every fish taken making it more and more rare and increasing the price of the next one ever higher. Which is fark-all stupid knowing that people can't tell the difference if you DID give them tilapia and the only point here was to eat something rare out of a commodity fetish.


    So what you are saying is that it is ok to lie to the customer and pass off something they didn't order as what they did while charging the higher price? That doesn't sound illegal at all, no sir, definitely not illegal.
  • GentDirkly: It is not appropriate for the government to regulate this because public health is not at risk, and the environment is actually helped.


    Good news, everyone: it's okay to defraud your customers as long as you don't give them anything that harms their health.

    This is what conservatives actually believe.
  • Oznog: Ever think this is a GOOD thing?

    Lemme point out- just about ALL the fisheries in the world are overfished. Say 2/3rds of the fish being sold are misrepesented, and actually the unlimited, unstressed, or farmed fish like tilapia.

    Well relabeling isn't going to put 3x more fish into the world! There ain't any more fish.

    The thing is, red snapper won't go extinct as long as the price is kept down by the fact that vendors can simply substitute tilapia for snapper. If you have a magic iPhone app to verify snapper DNA, suddenly the tilapia-substitution thing goes away, the price of genuine, verifiable red snapper skyrockets, and people get rich fishing red snapper to extinction, every fish taken making it more and more rare and increasing the price of the next one ever higher. Which is fark-all stupid knowing that people can't tell the difference if you DID give them tilapia and the only point here was to eat something rare out of a commodity fetish.


    Whaa?

    It's theft, plain and simple. Sure, it's not on the same level as selling a fake diamond as a real one...but the same principle.
  • It's almost like that time I ordered Chilean Sea Bass and was served Patagonian toothfish, instead.
  • Fish is gross.

    And it all tastes the same.
  • wrong, online idiots. SOME fish taste the same. Many do not.
  • James F. Campbell: GentDirkly: It is not appropriate for the government to regulate this because public health is not at risk, and the environment is actually helped.

    Good news, everyone: it's okay to defraud your customers as long as you don't give them anything that harms their health.

    This is what conservatives actually believe.


    Fraud is usually addressed in torts. Each of these restaurants is free to sue their suppliers, and each customer is free to sue the restaurant. Neither of these means the government should be preemptively regulating this particular market. By the way, "lie but do no harm" is also the guiding mantra of the FDA for herbal "medicines".
  • But not all Pu**y tastes like fish.
  • doczoidberg: Fish is gross.

    And it all tastes the same.


    This.

    /the vinegar and lemon juice are to hide the smell of the amines
  • GentDirkly: It is not appropriate for the government to regulate this because public health is not at risk, and the environment is actually helped.
    However, there is a mile-wide opening for commercial fishing interests to set up some sort of private organization with a logo people can trust saying exactly what fish it is. With a little publicity, restaurants with the logo on their menu should be able to charge more for their fish.


    It's not the government's place to stop fraud? That's news to me.
  • Friskya: It's almost like that time I ordered Chilean Sea Bass and was served Patagonian toothfish, instead.


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  • FloydA: If all fish tastes the same to you, subby, then either you're going to crappy restaurants, or you can't cook, or both.


    Maybe there is shiat that tastes good, but I'm not going to sample every turd I see in order to find it.

    /not subby
    /not really an analogy since fish is the worst tasting thing ever
  • MacEnvy: Bathia_Mapes: Uh, no, submitter. Salmon tastes very different from fish like cod or sole, both with have a mild flavor.

    Actually it turns out all 3 of those were tilapia. Sorry,brah Obla di obla da life goes on, brah.


    FTFY.
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