Latest Seafood Watch Stories

2008-09-26 06:00:00

By Sharon Noguchi; Mercury News If you down a plate of maguro for lunch or can't go a week without a dragon roll, the folks at the Monterey Bay Aquarium would like to have a word with you. They're hoping that the next time a toro-loving connoisseur bellies up to the sushi bar, he'll think about not only personal health but also the health of the planet. The aquarium, along with the Environmental Defense Fund and the Blue Ocean Institute, on Thursday expanded a sustainable seafood guide...

2008-09-25 12:00:25

MONTEREY, Calif., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sushi lovers nationwide will soon have a way to make seafood choices that please the palate and safeguard the world's ocean wildlife. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/montereybayaquarium/35141/ (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080925/NYTH051 ) On October 22, three leading ocean conservation organizations -- Blue Ocean Institute, Environmental Defense Fund and the Monterey Bay...

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...

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