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Latest Seafood Watch Stories

2008-09-05 09:00:18

By Stacey Kratz Deseret News On a trip to Sandy's Living Planet Aquarium last month during "Shark Week," I picked up a handy little business-card-size guide that I plan to use when cooking at home and dining out. It's a "Seafood Watch" rating guide published by the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The "Best Choices" are abundant, well-managed and caught or farmed in environmentally friendly ways. The "Good Alternatives" are possible dining options, but there are concerns with how those fish are...

2008-08-02 15:00:12

The Stop & Shop supermarket chain has signed on to a sustainable- seafood effort promoted by the Conservation Alliance of Seafood Solution. The alliance, made up of more than a dozen conservation organizations, works to protect the health of the world's oceans and the long-term supply of seafood. Companies such as Stop & Shop, which has joined the alliance's Common Vision program, commit toward buying environmentally responsible products and support policy changes to have positive...

2008-06-19 06:05:00

All tales of redemption begin with sin. As I sat at my favorite seafood restaurant, La Dorada in Coral Gables, preparing to eat a chunk of monkfish, I thought of the opening passage of Taras Grescoe's Bottomfeeder: How to Eat Ethically in a World of Vanishing Seafood (Bloomsbury, 2008)). Grescoe describes the way monkfish is caught -- a technology that rakes the deep-ocean bottom, destroying all manner of habitat in the process. It has been compared with "using a bulldozer to catch...