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If You Love This Fish, Help Save It!

By Lisa Gosselin, January/February 2010

Some celebrity chefs are banding together to help save endangered fish.


READER'S COMMENT:
"That is a wreckfish (Polyprion americanus) Alton is holding but is NOT on Seafood Watch’s red “Avoid” list. In fact they list it as 'Best Choice' because it is one of the best managed fisheries in the world. "
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I have printed out the list of fish to avoid and fish to eat and am taking to my local fish store the next time I go there. The owners have farmed salmon and sea bass all the time, and as good as they taste, they are now on my list of fish to avoid.

Knowing what to eat and what to avoid have changed my choices when I buy fish. I live in the US Virgin Islands and people come here thinking that they can throw a line in the water and catch an abundance of fish -- this is no longer true and very sad to say.

Anonymous

04/19/2010 - 2:09pm

Thanks for the URL for the Pocket Guide - I sent it to my entire family!

Anonymous

04/19/2010 - 2:53pm

Most excellent advice from person about pocket guide from Monterey bay aquarium!

Anonymous

04/19/2010 - 6:05pm

I have a little wallet sized card that I carry with me every shopping trip that shows which fish to avoid and which are okay. Whole Foods uses a system as well to mark all their fish price tags with various colored seals to let shoppers know the status of the fish they are purchasing. Still, some people will continue to eat whatever they want regardless. It's sad. We have done this to the planet yet don't always take responsibility. Glad to see this info getting out more.

Anonymous

05/03/2010 - 6:44pm

03/21/2012 - 9:21am

That is a wreckfish (Polyprion americanus) Alton is holding but is NOT on Seafood Watch’s red “Avoid” list. In fact they list it as 'Best Choice' because it is one of the best managed fisheries in the world.

Anonymous

06/13/2013 - 7:55am



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