Chances are you’ve read in the news or scrolled upon in your feed a story about seafood and its journey to your plate. As these conversations about safe and sustainable seafood increase, it becomes much easier to figure out if you’re making the best fish choices. These resources help us stay in the loop on sustainable seafood news.
1. Seafood Watch: This program, run by the Monterey Bay Aquarium, is dedicated to preserving the ocean and its wildlife. A big part of this mission is creating tools that help you discern which kinds of fish are produced with the least amount of impact on the environment. Their mobile app makes it simple to search a species from your favorite restaurant or grocery store. You can keep up-to-date with them on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Google+.
2. NRDC Seafood Guide: The NRDC Seafood Guide is a great place to start if you’re curious about how and why the seafood industry makes an impact on our oceans. With everything from fishing methods to tasty recipes, the NRDC makes it clear which fish to avoid and which ones to feast on. Join their community on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
3. Seafood Source: This site has a directory of over 4,000 seafood suppliers and up-to-date news and blog posts on many facets of the seafood industry. Both foodservice professionals and everyday seafood lovers will find a wealth of information on the best and worst the industry has to offer. Follow them on Twitter and Facebook.
3. Marine Conservation Institute: For a holistic view of ocean conservancy, visit this site. This site hosts conservancy news regarding politics and scientific discoveries. While you might not find tips on how to make your kitchen a greener place, you’ll definitely understand why it is crucial. Keep tabs on conservancy news by visiting their Facebook and Twitter accounts.
5. Ocean Conservancy: Much of the ocean news found on this site addresses overfishing, among other conservancy issues. Look forward to frequent and high-quality updates from this community. This BBB-accredited charity makes online participation simple. You can learn more about them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and YouTube.
6. About Seafood: From tasty seafood recipes to global news to nutrition information, About Seafood has something for everyone. Presented by the National Fisheries Institute, there hundreds of videos and recipes to fully prepare you to undertake sustainable seafood practices. Join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest.
For more information visit some honorable mentions:
- Seafood Blog Project This project is still very much in its growth period but does offer some good information.
- FishWise While its search features leave much to be desired, FishWise does offer many blog posts with useful information.
- Local I’a: Part wholesale fishmonger, part conservancy effort. Specific to Hawaii, this effort offers a glimpse of what seafood-industry reformation looks like in a microcosm.