I've been trying to eat sustainable food, and that's a difficult proposition when it comes to seafood. Fish harvesting practices are changing constantly, and it's hard to keep track of it all. Luckily, the fine folks over at the Monterey Bay Aquarium have developed this handy Seafood Watch app that lets you know which seafood is environmentally safe to eat. For example, did you know that salmon farmed in ocean net pens should be avoided because of the waste these farms release to oceans, and that parasites from the salmon can spread to wild fish swimming nearby, but U.S.-farmed freshwater salmon is OK? If you care about keeping our oceans thriving with life but still want to eat seafood, this handy guide lets you know how.
July 21, 2011 3:55 AM PDT
| Caption by: Nicole Lee
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