August 27, 2007

seafood guide


Here is a quick tip for today. One of my favorite little tools is from the Monterey Bay Aquarium. They publish a handy seafood guide for different regions in the country detailing which seafood choices are good for you and good for the oceans. You can keep the handy pocket-sized guide in your purse to refer to when buying seafood at the grocery or in a restaurant.

The aquarium also has a full site called Seafood Watch, loaded with great information and tools to help you make wise decisions. You want to be able to find healthy fish (without too much mercury) that aren't being over-fished and are raised and caught in a natural, sustainable way.

Whew! Don't worry, the guide will help you sort it all out.

2 comments:

jenmaree said...

This is great!! My husband and I have been researching this to ensure we aren't eating over fished items! Thanks!!

MSC said...

Another thing you can do to make sure that the fish you're eating is sutainable is to look for the blue, ecolabel of the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). This shows that the fish has come from a certified sustainable source. Find out where to buy MSC-labelled fish at www.msc.org.