Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Fresh seafood choices

As a consumer and enjoyer of good seafood (despite my vegetarian-leaning intentions), I am quite concerned about the oceans, and the growing problem with overfishing. Some popular species of fish are really in danger, as production/overharvesting continues to increase to keep up with demand. It would truly be a sad day if we had no more salmon for my delicious salmon patties, for example. Not to mention the damage to delicate ecosystems that would result from the loss of even a single species in a specific region. Think about the bears and other animals that rely on fish for their sustenance.

With that in mind, it is possible to find eco-conscious seafood for your consumption. The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) labels their approved products, so there is a choice.

I am especially fond of the inexpensive single-serve salmon portions from Ocean Market, available sometimes in my local Schnuck's groceries for a buck! $1! Makes a superb sandwich (on whole grain bread, of course).

For more info, check this site:

Marine Stewardship Council, with a list of products and availability

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