List of edible fish!

12 May

The color graph in <http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/interactive/2011/may/12/choose-sustainable-fish> is lovely, but just to make it easier for myself (and anyone who’s interested) to see which fish is okay to buy or order in this marine-depleted age, here is a sorted list:

Yes:

Mackerel

Oyster

Pouting or Bib

Red Mullet

Tilapia

If unavoidable:

Alaska or Walleye Pollock

Anchovy

Bream

Clam

Cockle

Cod (Pacific only, NOT Atlantic!)

Coley or Saithe

Crab

Dab

Flounder

Furnard

Hake

Monkfish (Anglerfish)

Mussel

Pollack or Lythe

Prawn (cold water/northern, NOT King and Tiger)

Sardine or Pilchard

Scallop

Scampi or Langoustine

Sole (Lemon, NOT Dover/Common)

Squid

Skipjack Tuna (NOT any other tuna!)

Whiting

All others? Not okay!

Update May 19th: My friend Kevin also mentioned that this guide from Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch is also useful: http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr/cr_seafoodwatch/download.aspx

You can download a printable fish list from their link and put it in your wallet! How awesome is that?

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