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Fish Story, or Judge Others Lest Ye...

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Just a few days after my triumph as Ambassador in the Duarte Route 66 Parade, I have been asked to be a judge at the Aquarium of the Pacific's sustainable seafood cookoff this morning.

I'll be adding my amateur palate to those of Michael Cimarusti of Providence Restaurant and Bob Haskell from Pacific Life Foundation.

Best of all, the dishes the chefs will prepare must include halibut! That's pretty easy to take.

(In our photo, by Slobodan Dimitrov in the LA Public Library online collection, Rudy Rodriguez is icing down a palette of swordfish prior to an airline shipment. Swordfish is an acceptable choice when it comes to sustainability, according to the Monterey Bay Aquarium,
as long as it's not caught on longlines in the international longline fleets.)

But, I digress ... Meantime, on the evening of 24th, the Aquarium is throwing a public event in its continuing effort to raise consciousness of the issue of sustainable seafood.