Posted by: QQmei | December 2, 2011

Recommending a book – FOUR FISH: THE FUTURE OF THE LAST WILD FOOD

Recommending a book – FOUR FISH: THE FUTURE OF THE LAST WILD FOOD by Paul Greenberg, published in 2010 by Penguin Press.

《四種魚的悲歌-人類最後的野生食物》-Paul Greengerg著,2010年Penguin Press發行。 (台灣目前尚無中譯本, 但建議台灣藝術家可以參考”台灣魚類資料庫”網站, 邵廣昭老師所撰寫的”海鮮指南” , 裡面不僅教大家如何支持及選購”綠色海鮮”,其中所提及的書目及影片<海鮮的美味輓歌> 及<魚線的盡頭>,在台灣都有出版,目前在各大書局中也都有不勝枚舉,與”食”相關的書及DVD可以參考。)

Four Fish : The Future of the Last Wild Food (http://www.amazon.com/Four-Fish-Future-Last-Wild/dp/1594202567)

I would like to recommend this book that I just finished reading. It would be good background material for any artist starting to think about a proposal for the 2012 Cheng Long International Environmental Art Project and the environmental issues surrounding seafood production and this year’s theme of “What’s for Dinner?” This book is good reading and entertaining and it is also a great source of information about fish – four in particular: Salmon, Cod, Sea Bass and Tuna. This book is for anyone interested in learning more about fish and aquaculture and how we as humans can learn to eat seafood sustainably. This book is not only informative, but it is also entertaining. The author Greenberg is a writer/reporter who not only enjoys fishing and eating fish but who also journeys around the world to give us the latest in fish farming techniques and data about the rise and fall of particular fish populations. This book talks about tilapia as one of the best fish for fish farming, and this fish is one that is commonly seen in Cheng Long Wetalnds.
在這邊我要向大家推薦一本我最近看的書,書名是《四種魚的悲歌-人類最後的野生食物》(FOUR FISH: THE FUTURE OF THE LAST WILD FOOD)。我想這本書有助於各位藝術家構想2012年成龍溼地國際環境藝術計畫的提案,以及思考今年的主題「誰來晚餐?」所關心的友善環境水產養殖議題。這本書很好看,也很有意思,提供了許多魚類的資訊,特別是關於鮭魚、鱈魚、鱸魚和鮪魚這四種魚。這本書可以學到魚類和水產養殖的知識,以及人類該學習如何在食用海鮮的同時,維護海洋資源的永續。本書的作者Greenberg是個作家,也是記者,他喜歡釣魚也愛吃海鮮,他到世界各地傳授最新的養殖技術,也提供人們某些魚類族群的消長數據。這本書提到吳郭魚是養殖漁業裡最好的魚種之一,而吳郭魚正是成龍溼地裡最常見的魚類(口湖的”台灣鯛”也很著名!!)。

This book also had the quote below that I think is a great way of expressing what environmental art can do….raise awareness about an environmental issue.
這本書中也有一段話我將它摘錄於下。我想,身為環境藝術家可以做的正是 —“讓人們覺察某一環境議題”!

 “The first step in effecting any kind of change for any kind of issue is drawing attention to it. I think with fish we are still in that phase of “awareness enlightening.’”
「不論任何議題,創造改變發生的第一步就是讓人們注意到它。我認為對於魚類資源的枯竭,我們仍處於”喚醒覺知”的階段。」

With this year’s Cheng Long Wetlands International Environmental Art Project – What’s for Dinner? We hope to bring some attention to how seafood is produced in Cheng Long and start people thinking about ways to make it better for humans and the rest of nature.
我們希望透過2012年成龍溼地國際環境藝術計畫-「誰來晚餐?」,喚醒大眾覺察我們吃的食物是如何生產出來的,以及對成龍村水產養殖的關心,也希望帶著大家一起思考並尋找出一個對人和自然都更好的方法。


Responses

  1. 最近魚價高漲,真的漲很多喔!進駐成龍村二年半,送禮用的蒲燒鰻價從一斤650飛奔到現在1300~真的是該好好認真思考What’s for Dinner的年代!!!

    這裡有篇新文章 供參考 : http://e-info.org.tw/node/62080


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