Yes you can eat these fish without squirming under the assurance that you and all of your descendents will never get to eat these fish again… for now

19 Oct

I wrote a while back about fish you’re allowed to eat. Proactive action is about acting on what you know. Well, here’s a list I just found called The Super Green List, which lists fish you’re definitely definitely allowed to eat, that’s good for you, if you feel this absolute, absolute inexorable urge to nibble on the fishies:

* The Best of the Best: September 2010

  • Albacore Tuna (troll- or pole-caught, from the U.S. or British Columbia)
  • Freshwater Coho Salmon (farmed in tank systems, from the U.S.)
  • Oysters (farmed)
  • Pacific Sardines (wild-caught)
  • Rainbow Trout (farmed)
  • Salmon (wild-caught, from Alaska)

** Other Healthy “Best Choices”

  • Arctic Char (farmed)
  • Barramundi (farmed, from the U.S.)
  • Dungeness Crab (wild-caught, from California, Oregon or Washington)
  • Longfin Squid (wild-caught, from the U.S. Atlantic)
  • Mussels (farmed)

source: http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr/cr_seafoodwatch/sfw_health.aspx

If you haven’t heard about the atrocities of bottom-trawling yet, man you’re in for some nasty surprises:

And this article with stats and refs (my favorite) :

http://www.akmarine.org/our-work/conserve-fisheries-marine-life/impacts-of-bottom-trawling

You know how it was said that destruction of the Amazon is killing opportunities for us to discover new medicines in the yet unexplored species that would die? Well, this is like that.

So here’s my pledge:

I pledge to eat only fish on the Super Green List here http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr/cr_seafoodwatch/sfw_health.aspx
and continue to actively and financially support anti-bottom trawling and other harmful fishing method policies whenever the opportunity arises.

You can make your OWN, CUSTOMIZED pledge here:

http://www.sst.org.za/pages/14?project_id=3

For bigger, better fish.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: