Top five reasons why it's important to know how to fillet a fish:
1. Don't get voted off the island. Make yourself indispensable with your filleting skills.
2. Impress your boyfriend on his next fishing trip when you take out your leatherman and fillet the fish he just caught in less than five minutes.
3. Get a job on a private party yacht cruising around the Caribbean.
4. Precursor to becoming a sushi chef.
5. Fish stays fresher if it's whole and you can use all the bones and trimmings for one of those really tasty french sauces.