Happy hump day, seafoodies!
No matter where we live in the U.S., we are fortunate to have an abundance of sustainable seafood available to us – from wild-caught to farm-raised varieties – both domestic and imported from around the world. That said, we often hear the question, “What seafood is sustainable?” It’s a BIG topic, so today we will give our two cents on sustainable seafood, and also point you in the direction of the best resources on the subject.
There’s a lot of good news when it comes to sustainable seafood. Let’s start with your local market, mainstream grocery store and fishmonger because they have already done the work by sourcing sustainable seafood. If you visit your store’s webpage, you will find a lot of information about the efforts they put into sourcing sustainable seafood.
Every fish has a story! For some people, your seafood choices may be impacted by taste, budget and local availability, as well. At Dish on Fish, we follow NOAA FishWatch to follow sustainability – and sometimes to figure out what to use in recipes! When you want to incorporate seafood into your weekly diet 2-3 times per week as recommended by the DGA Guidelines this is a great sustainability resource. We are also confident in the sustainability of the most-consumed seafood in the U.S.
If you have another favorite resource, make sure they are providing updated information often because the world of seafood is ever-evolving. And that’s the scoop on sustainable seafood. So, back to cooking!