Friday, January 15, 2010

Best Seafood Choices

The Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch  has updated their recommendations on seafood to eat and avoid. They also have a 60-page report on the state of the oceans (PDF). From their research, the best seafood choices as of October 2009 are as follows:

Albacore Tuna (Troll or pole-caught)
Mussels (farmed)
Oysters (farmed)
Pacific sardines (wild-caught)
Pink shrimp (wild caught from Oregon)
Salmon (wild-caught from Alaska)
Spot Prawns (wild-caught from British Columbia)
Rainbow Trout (farmed)

Remember it is not just the species but it's geographic source and whether it is farmed or wild caught that is important in making a choice. 

H/T Jill at La Vida Locavore

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