Fishing For Information

Ever stand in the seafood section of your grocery store, look at those little signs with the fish name, and falter a little bit? What’s better: Farm-raised or wild? Alaskan or Chilean? Well, now there’s a new program to help you with those decisions.
Text Ilana Pregen | June 4, 2018 | Lifestyle

The Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch Program assesses the eco-friendliness of fishing operations worldwide using only science-based information that’s independently verifiable. Their website offers a plethora of information — from the effects of the fishing industry to Seafood Watch’s criteria for analyzing information. Also see their website (or download their handy smartphone app) to search for fish by name and find out what the best kind is to buy and what are good alternatives. They even have a sushi pocket guide you can download for your next sushi-eating outing. The site is updated regularly as new information becomes available. Don’t underestimate your power to make a difference…fisheries will farm or hunt for the fish you demand, and restaurants will pressure retailers for more info if you ask;