Gore serves up endangered fish at daughter's party
18/07/07 - World news section
Eco-warrior Al Gore serves up endangered fish at daughter's party
Only a week after Live Earth, eco-warrior Al Gore didn't do much for his green credentials when he shocked fellow environmentalists by serving up an endangered fish at his daughter's wedding rehearsal dinner.
The former US vicepresident provided 75 guests with Chilean sea bass - one of the world's most threatened fish species.
Gore, 59, who created the climate change documentary An Inconvenient Truth, sampled a sixcourse tasting menu at Beverly Hills' Crustacean restaurant which included the sea bass - also known as Patagonian toothfish.
It might not look pretty but this Patagonian toothfish is extremely rare
Also known as Patagonian toothfish, the species is under huge pressure from illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing activities in the Southern Ocean, jeopardising the sustainability of remaining stocks.
It is known as one of the world's most endangered species of fish. Evidently a fact not known by the Gores.
Al Gore hugs daughter Sarah who is to marry businessman Bill Lee
The gaffe will have been even more embarrassing for the Gores because they tried to make the wedding between Sarah Gore and businessman Bill Lee - who met at a function for An Inconvenient Truth - as green as possible.
Sarah, a 28-year-old Harvard graduate, is currently a medical student at the University of California, San Francisco. She is the Gore's youngest daughter.