What a coincidence - The October 27, 2008 edition of Time had an article about how we can recover from the overfishing of the oceans, and how consumers can help. In the article the following paragraph was included:
"Consumers also can help save the seas - through the fish they buy. To that end, California's Monterey Bay Aquarium, along with the Blue Ocean Institute and the Environmental Defense Fund, is coming out with pocket guides to sustainable sushi."
Best - farmed bay scallops, farmed striped bass, farmed oysters, farmed trout, Alaska wild Salmon and Pollock, U.S. Spiny Lobster.
Avoid - Chilean sea bass, Atlantic Cod, Groupers, Atlantic Halibut, Mahi-mahi, Orange Roughy, farmed or Atlantic Salmon, Sharks, imported Swordfish, imported King Crab, imported Spiny Lobster, imported Shrimp, Bluefin Tuna, any Tuna caught on a long line, imported Caviar, Lake Huron/Michigan Trout.
The coincidence comes in because our friends Kim and Steve had recently sent us our Seafood Watch pocket guides from the Monterey Aquarium (Steve takes his 7th grade class there every year :o)
To learn more, please go to www.seafoodwatch.org. You can download your own guides!