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The Right Seafood To Eat

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-The
Problem-

More than 70% of the ocean's fisheries are overfished,
with many species now in danger of extinction.

 

Bluefin Tuna -endangered!

Many species of ocean life are under threat of extinction due to decades of industrial overfishing of the world's oceans. Making the right food choices will help to ensure ocean health and sustainable seafood harvests. By making sensible seafood choices you can be part of the solution.

Be sure and visit the websites listed below. These sites offer the latest up-to-date information and some even have printable pocket guides for the region of the country you live in. But to get started-

Avoid Eating These!
Atlantic Salmon -Wild stocks overfished and depleted.
Beluga Sturgeon & Caviar
-Overfished and unmanaged.
Bluefin Tuna -
Overfished -Stay off the bluefin tuna sushi!!
Chilean Seabass
-reaches sexual maturity very slowly. Long-line fishing
                               results in many albatross deaths.

Dredged Clams, Oysters & Scallops
-Habitat destruction through capture.
Groupers
-Most species overfished, in many species large adults are all males.
Monkfish
-Overfished
Orange Roughy
Overfished, reaches sexual maturity very slowly.
Rockfish
-Overfished, slow-growing. Includes Pacific red snapper, rock cod.
Sharks -Many species overfished, slow-growing, produce few young.
Shrimp, Farmed
-Shrimp farming destroys mangrove forests and pollutes environment with antibiotics and waste.
Salmon -Farmed -Salmon farming pollutes environment with antibiotics and waste.

Swordfish
-Severely overfished, by-catch kills loggerhead sea turtles and albatross.

 

Links
The links below will take you to some great websites that will help you make good seafood choices. If you have a site that you think should be listed,
please email me.

Ecofish -Environmentally Responsible Seafood
Ecofish is a commercial site for the retail seafood trade but is also an excellent resource for information about which seafood is right to eat. An enlightened company.

Marine Stewardship Council
The MSC is an independent, global, non-profit organization whose role is to recognize, via a certification program, well-managed fisheries and to harness consumer preference for seafood products bearing the MSC label of approval.

Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch
Superb resource site with guidelines for various regions of the country, and printable regional pocket-size guides.

Seafood Choices Alliance
Seafood Choices Alliance is a global trade association for the issue of ocean-friendly seafood. Founded in the United States in 2001, the Alliance helps the seafood industry from fishermen and fish farmers to distributors, wholesalers, retailers and restaurants to make the seafood marketplace environmentally and economically sustainable.