When it comes to eating sustainably, choosing the right seafood can be tricky. There are several types of fish that are more sustainable when caught wild, while others have a smaller impact on the environment when farmed. Remember which is which isn’t always easy. Luckily the Monterey Bay Aquarium saves you the trouble of keeping track with their Seafood Watch program.
There are two ways to keep track of which fish you should be ordering or buying. First, you can download the pocket guide for your region which lists the recommended fish, ones that are an okay options and the ones that should be avoided due to major environmental problems.
If you have a smartphone, you can take advantage of their app, available for both the iPhone and Android platforms. The app has a wealth of information. In addition to the the basic lists of what to eat and what to avoid. The app includes a sushi guide and the ability to search by a specific fish and find out why it’s a good option or one to skip. Get more information about the app by visiting Seafood Watch.
Do you pay attention to whether you’re buying farmed or wild-caught fish?