On June 8, 2010, Julie Packard writes "On World Oceans Day, a Call to Action":
"It's strange to be celebrating World Oceans Day in the midst of the biggest environmental catastrophe for our oceans in American history. Like the big spills in Santa Barbara and Prince William Sound, what's happening in the Gulf is both a human tragedy and an ecological nightmare. And, of course, it's only just begun."
As a fan of both Slow Food and the Monterey Bay Aquarium's "Seafood Watch," I encourage you to think about "The State of Seafood" report and see THE COST OF A SHRIMP DINNER (pg.37). Both wild and farmed shrimp create some serious problems to which there is yet a solution. It doesn't matter if its U.S. or foreign shrimp, either. If we keep fishing for the remaining shrimp in the Gulf of Mexico that are still alive, there is very good risk for endangerment, as the pool is already under attack. All seafood and underwater life are connected in what is a very delicate system. In this circumstance, we cannot just continue taking, without thinking of the impact.