Gore’s mistake makes him look fishy

Okay, I just couldn’t resist using that title. So Al Gore committed a blunder quite recently at his daughter’s wedding. I won’t viciously jump down his throat because I believe he’s done a spiffy job highlighting important issues the world should be taking notice of, but I will say that this could put a dent in his credibility as an environmental crusader.

Gore and his guests at the weekend ceremony dined on Chilean sea bass – arguably one of the world’s most threatened fish species.

Also known as Patagonian toothfish, the species is under pressure from illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing activities in the Southern Ocean, jeopardising the sustainability of remaining stocks.

Ah, we all have plenty of things to learn about environmental issues. If only he didn’t come across as an environmental expert before, this news item wouldn’t sting too much.

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