Chadzilla's latest post on saving the bayous kind of struck a nerve with me. You can check out what he wrote and also take a look at the CNN John Besh interview he linked or just click on it here.http://www.cnn.com/2010/LIVING/homestyle/05/12/besh.save.life.shrimp/index.html.
For chefs who don't read chadzilla(you should be), I wanted to just post something on here to reiterate the importance of supporting local fisheries. Here in Charleston we are removed from crisis in the Gulf enough to the point where, if you have been living under a rock, you might not even know what's going on. It up to us as individuals and responsible culinarians to do our part in protecting these ecosystems, so lay down the cheap china shrimp and opt for something a little closer to home.