Ever wondered which fish are ok and not ok to eat? We are now living in a world where we need to be more conscious of what we eat and where it comes from. I myself love to eat seafood but it’s not always clear to me which ones I need to be avoiding when I’m actually at the market or restaurant. I encountered this informative infographic about “Which Fish are Okay to Eat?”, a project by Information Is Beautiful pulling data from Greenpeace, Marine Conservation Society, and the Seafood Watch. This is a great start if you’re looking for clarity on this.
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The Monterey Bay Aquarium also has useful resources for learning more about sustainable fish. They have a seafood search engine, pocket guides that you can purchase, and even mobile guides for the iPhone and Android. Click here to learn more.
Another great chart is the one by Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch. It shows you ocean-friendly alternatives to seafood. It provides a very useful list of what to avoid, the best choices and the good alternatives. You can download that as a PDF here. Or visit their website for the chart. This is a very good comprehensive list.