With a market for sushi that has skyrocketed in recent years, a huge dent into our oceans’ ecosystems has taken place. With certain bluefin tuna catches fetching as much as $100,000 on fish markets, it is obvious why many of these species are going extinct.
Bamboo Sushi in Portland is is attempting to change that by becoming the first 100% sustainable sushi restaurant. While many sushi restaurants refuse to sell the fan-favorite bluefin in favor of supporting a now-fragile ecosystem, Bamboo is the first fully sustained sushi restaurant, and they have no qualms with letting sushi-goers behind the scenes.
After watching an amazing mini-doc on Vanguard about the sushi market and how overpowered it is by big business, this unique short film featuring handcrafted miniatures directed and shot by Vincent Peone displays proof of an environmentally responsible manner of producing the world’s freshest dinner desire, and it is our responsibility to make sure places like these are known.