Seafood to avoid- west coast of America
Here’s a list from the Monterey Bay Aquarium of farmed and wild caught fish to avoid.
While not all farmed fish are bad for the environment or the consumer, some generate more waste, environmental damage, and or health issues than others. Additionally some stocks of wild fish are being over fished which could lead to potentially disastrous results for the fish as well as for the fishermen.
|Fish to Avoid||Why|
|Caviar (wild-caught)||over fished|
|Chilean Sea Bass (toothfish)||over fished|
|Atlantic Cod over fished (wild)||over fished|
|King Crab (from Russia)||over fished|
|Grenadier (US Pacific Ocean)||over fished|
|Orange Roughy||over fished, mercury|
|Salmon (farm raised only)||environmental impact, pcp’s & dioxins|
|Black Tiger Shrimp (imported)||environmental impact|
|Sturgeon (wild caught)||over fished, mercury|
|Bluefin Tuna||over fished|
This list is ever changing.
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