Making smarter choices about sustainable seafood at the grocery store is such a small step towards helping that effort. Ask questions, and educate yourself before deciding what to buy. Here's just one example:
I love Salmon - like its' versatility, like its' flavor and texture -you really can't go wrong when deciding to serve Salmon to guests. (See Melissa's Recipe, June 2009 - http://everythingcoastal.blogspot.com/2009/06/more-salmon-stories-from-northwest.html )
|SEAFOOD||RATING||MARKET NAMES||WHERE CAUGHT||HOW CAUGHT|
|Salmon||Coho, Sockeye, King, Pink, Red, Sake||Alaska||Wild-caught|
|Salmon||Coho, Silver Salmon||U.S.||Farmed in Tank Systems|
|Salmon||Coho, Sockeye, King, Pink, Red, Sake||Washington||Wild-caught|
|Salmon||Farmed Salmon, Atlantic Salmon, Sake||Worldwide||Farmed|
|Salmon Roe||Ikura, Roe||Alaska||Wild-caught|
(Thank you Monterey Bay Aquarium for the above chart)
Seafood Watch - developed by the Monterey Bay Aquarium is one of my favorite tools to educate the consumer about what the best seafood choices might be. Simply put your seafood choice in their handy search engine and it will return the best choices for what to buy and why.
Here's the link! http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr/seafoodwatch.aspx
*** Please take note that there is also downloadable-printable pocket guide developed specifically for every major seafood region.
***If you have an Iphone - there is also handy FREE application to use. I highly recommend this easy app, and do use it all of the time, both at the grocery store and when we are dining ou.
Just some more food for thought, and yet such an easy choice to make.