Melody Fury wrote a review
about the new seafood-focused restaurant, Salt Traders Coastal Cooking, opening up in Round Rock [Food, March 3]. I read the great reviews of the decor and the great ambience the restaurant brings. However, there was only a one-line review on how this restaurant is focused on using sustainably sourced seafood. As an Austinite I like to think I am environmentally conscious and so are my fellow Austinites, yet in our own Austin Chronicle
we have failed to highlight something really interesting and important! The owners, Jack Gilmore and Tom Kamm, are doing something that you don’t hear about often and they are doing it in Austin! Now this topic may not be the most interesting front page story but if we claim to be this liberal, weird place called Austin, why not celebrate the amazing things our citizens are doing to help out the environment? Being environmentally sustainable means that they will serve fish that are fished from healthy, well-managed populations, and the fishing or farming methods used to catch or raise the fish cause little harm to the environment. When speaking about this you could mention the actual impact on the environment by those that do not use sustainable fish, along with why we should care. Just a thought.