However, none of that is related to this post.
This post is about St. Peter's fish (see note at end of post). If you find yourself in Israel you should take a trip to the Sea of Galilee (or Lake Kinneret or Tiberias Lake).
|On the way to Tiberias, 2009|
|Sea of Galilee, 2009|
Go to Tabgha. See the the loaves and fishes church. Commonly referred to as the Church of the Multiplication. (Recap: Jesus fed a lot of people with a little food. Everyone was happy. Later they built a church. Ta-da!)
|Church of the Multiplication, 2009|
Anyway, after you've done all of that, you should find a restaurant. Order
And you will love it. Unless you don't like fish. In which case you are dead to me. Just kidding. Sort of. St. Peter's fish is actually a species of Tilapia. The name refers to a story in the Bible where Peter caught a fish with a shekel in its mouth. At least according to Wikipedia. I don't actually know what I'm talking about. I just know that I ate it and it was delicious.
Even this goose thought it was delicious and geese, man, they know about fish. Actually I don't know what geese eat, but I sometimes see them chasing after small children in parks. Just saying.
|Nikki is a liar. I don't eat small children. I may not even be a goose, 2009|
Which brings me to my note. It was supposed to be a note about something completely unrelated to fish, but then I stumbled upon this article.
Here is a summary: [some important introduction stuff] In light of a dramatic decline in the fish population, Israel is imposing a two-year ban on fishing in the Sea of Galilee. [a lot of other important stuff about the numbers and the socio-economic impacts of said ban]
Basically our fisheries are on the verge of collapse and you should ignore me every time I tell you to go somewhere and eat a fish. Fish are friends, not food (see Finding Nemo for further explanation). In fact, every time I tell you to eat a fish you should ignore me and go check out the Seafood Watch Program instead.