Tuesday, March 26, 2013

A Big Week for Fish

I don't remember the fish's name, but it's from the Amazonia.
This being Easter Week, fish are big business in Paloquemao and other Bogotá markets. 

Such a lovely fishy!

Sadly, however, many Colombian fish species are being severely overfished, and so may not be available many more years. If you're concerned, ask for farmed fish. Fish farming does have its own impacts, such as pollution and contamination of wild fishes' gene pools. But farmed fish aren't going extinct.

Bizarrely, despite having two coasts and lots of rivers, Colombia imports fish from Vietnam (as it does coffee).

Piles of dried, salted fish for sale in front of Paloquemao market.

Bagres smiling back at you.

Not just fish is for sale.

By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours

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