to eat or not to eat…fish that is…

14 07 2008

If you are like me, you love a nice piece of fish, but you are also confused about what fish to eat. I am always hearing stories about how certain types of fish are endangered or are freakishly close to extinction, but somehow still manage to make it into the Chef’s special catch of the day on the menu. As much as I like fresh fish, I don’t feel like being responsible for the downfall of the swordfish or bluefin tuna. But you are not always doing the environment a favor by eating farmed species either, such as salmon. Many of these fish have been genetically modified to flourish in the fish farms, but they often escape back into the wild and weaken the natural wild fish stocks, disrupting the natural ecosystem. So just how are we supposed to know what to eat and what not to eat? Check out this handy guide from the . You can even print out a wallet sized version to carry with you, so that you can make the best selection (for you and the environment) when it comes time to order.

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