Unless you've spent the past several years out at sea, you know that much of the seafood sold in stores and restaurants these days is "fishy" in the worst sense of the word. From farmed seafood raised on unsavory feed to wild populations declining at alarmingly high rates, eating sustainable seafood isn't as simple as enjoying the fresh catch of the day.
Fortunately, there are a number of good resources available to help you make choices that are good for you, the environment and the fish populations we all want to see thrive. For our recipes, we referred to the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch. This guide takes several factors into account to make science-based, peer reviewed recommendations that designate a species as Best Choice, Good Alternative, or Avoid.
You can search the Seafood Watch guide online, download a pocket guide, or download an app for your phone — whatever floats your boat!
Though it is a great resource, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is not the only source for helpful information about seafood sustainability. We also recommend the Marine Stewardship Council, where you'll find a Where to Buy guide.
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