Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Seafood Watch

I think it is appalling that our fish supply is contaminated. Doesn't this bother anyone? Isn't there something we can do? When it comes to pollution and care of the earth I find myself feeling so inadequate in making a difference in the world. But, there are things we each can do to make a difference. Our world is just in such a sad shape it is going to take time to see any significant change happen.

The fish selections we chose to eat can make a difference. We should only buy sustainable seafood from fisheries and farms that care for the environment and ocean wildlife. Sustainable seafood is either fished or farmed, that can maintain or increase production into the long-term without jeopardizing the affected ecosystems.

When buying fish it is sometimes difficult to know where the seafood is coming from whether you are in a neighborhood grocery store or restaurant. If you aren't sure ask. If no one can answer your questions chose something else or somewhere else to shop. The Monterey Bay Aquarium offers a pocket guideline of the fish we should and should not eat. These pocket guides are updated twice per year. These guides are offered by US region. To download one for your area visit here.


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