I propose the hashtag #beforeyoubite. I think this is a fitting hashtag because it implies that before you bite into your fish dinner, perhaps think of where your fish came from, what kind of fish it is, and the economic journey it took to get to your plate. I think it relates well to the overall way in which Kevin Bailey presents information in his book Billion Dollar Fish because he presents all aspects of the fisheries story. Particularly he focuses on Alaskan Pollock, but provides a wide base of fisheries knowledge in an unbiased and efficient manner. So, before you bite, consider all aspects of your food’s journey.
That’s a good hashtag because not every one knows what they are eating all the time. In the book it brings up the point of crab meat in sushi is actually pollock and people don’t even know that. They need to think about where their fish comes from before they bite into it.
I do believe that its necessary to know just where and how your food was made, especially with all the illegal fishing being done these days. In fact, not a lot of people do much research on topics these days, they just take it a face value without knowing the specific details. We need to stop this kind of attitude.