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.

"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. "

Hooray! This is great news, especially the pledge by Walmart. They are a game-changer, for better or worse.


01/21/2010 - 4:51pm

This is fantastic! I have a little card in my wallet listing all of the fish to eat and to avoid from the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Their site also says that Target will not be selling farmed salmon (yay!). You can check out more info on this subject and print out your own Seafood Watch Pocket Guide here:


02/02/2010 - 9:37pm

Wonderful news! Super fan of Alton Brown, but can't help wondering about the fate of the fish he is holding ...


02/05/2010 - 7:01pm

Yay! That is so good to hear.


02/06/2010 - 2:40pm

I was thrilled to open my new issue of Eating Well when I saw this picture of my favorite celebrity chef, Alton Brown, supporting one of my favorite causes, sustainable seafood. Thank you, Eating Well Magazine, for bringing this issue to the forefront!


02/23/2010 - 6:00pm

i love Alton Brown...... i even have a poster of him in my room! crazy right!?! well I'm 13 and i love with cooking and food! and any way i eat healthy and i love seafood so its good to know what isn't good for you.


03/24/2010 - 3:26pm

How is it that farmed Atlantic fish are endangered and wild Alaskan salmon are not. Doesn't farming the fish by definition preserve wild stocks? Also what is the fish being held in the picture?


04/13/2010 - 6:12pm

I suspect the fish he's holding is a Chilean Sea Bass...


04/18/2010 - 4:42pm

To Anonymous commenter at 04/13/2010 - 6:12pm

Farmed salmon aren't endangered - they are on the Avoid list because the farmed fish practice isn't good for the environment, plus they are filled with antibiotics.

The others are on there because they are being over-fished.

Some fish are on the list because they are polluted with heavy metals like mercury.


04/19/2010 - 2:52am

I've always been in love with Alton Brown. He's so admirable—and a good cook too! I love his show Good Eats on Food Network. Here's one more really good reason to feed my obsession. :-)


04/19/2010 - 11:58am

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