To make better fish and seafood choices, we have to investigate where our food is coming from, and fortunately there are a lot of great resources for finding fish and seafood that have been harvested sustainably. Here are some: To find fresh, local, low-impact seafood, you can join a community-supported fishery. To locate one in your area, visit www.localcatch.org.
The Natural Resources Defense Council, or NRDC, publishes a guide to buying fish that’s healthy for you and the environment: https://www.nrdc.org/stories/smartseafood-buying-guide. The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program helps consumers choose seafood that is sourced in ways that support a healthy ocean
The Monterey Bay Aquarium also has a great app that you can use to make sure you’re buying fish that has been caught sustainably.
The Environmental Working Group publishes an easy-touse consumer guide to seafood that helps people determine what is safe to eat and what contains too many contaminants. It’s a quick, consumer-friendly read that I highly recommend.