Seafood Choice Update from Monterey Bay Aquarium

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The Monterey Bay Aquarium has published their list of seafood choices for sustainability and human health. Wild caught salmon, Alaskan to be exact, tops the list as one of the best seafood choices. The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program offers consumers "Best Choices," "Good Alternatives," and which seafood should be avoided.

The goal of Seafood Watch is to keep our oceans healthy, by raising consumer awareness about our ocean’s sustainability and the risk to human health from making the wrong seafood choices.

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According to the website, “Seafood Watch raises consumer awareness through our pocket guides, website, mobile applications and outreach efforts. We encourage restaurants, distributors and seafood purveyors to purchase from sustainable sources. Seafood Watch recommendations are science-based, peer reviewed, and use ecosystem-based criteria”. The vision of sustainability is directed toward buying and consuming seafood that is fished or farmed with a focus on environmental impact and human health.

Seafood choices can make or break our oceans. Seafood Watch is focusing on the complete picture, by offering recommendations for seafood choices that sustain our oceans and support human health.

Seafood Watch offers pocket guides to take to the grocery store so you can know which seafood choices are healthy, contaminant free, or farmed in an environmentally friendly way. You will want to check out the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Super Green List, for the very best seafood choices, updated this month.

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