Oprah.com has recently featured several articles discussing seafood sustainability, the latest of which, Environmentally Friendly Seafood: There’s An App for That, was published today. Discussing the confusion caused by being told to eat more fish because it’s good for our health and then following that up with overfishing is killing our rivers and oceans, the article asks the question, “How is a regular person supposed to keep it all straight?”
On Oprah.com, Graham Hill, founder of Treehugger.com, shares the idea that answers that question. He promotes the use of “fish cards,” the pocket-sized guides from Monterey Bay’s Seafood Watch Program that help you choose seafood that is “abundant, well-managed and caught or farmed in environmentally-friendly ways.” Read the full article at Oprah.com.
Another article on this topic recently published on Oprah.com, How to Choose Healthy, Eco-Friendly Seafood, recommends Blue Ocean Institute’s FishPhone texting service to help you get up-to-date information on choosing sustainable seafood as well as Monterey Bay Seafood Watch’s iPhone app. Read the full article at Oprah.com.
Nice Catch!, recently published on Oprah.com, gives seven specific guidelines for making smart sustainable seafood choices:
• Carry a fish list.
• Eat low on the food chain.
• Diversify your seafood diet.
• Look for Marine Stewardship Council stamp of approval.
• Buy Alaskan.
• Try something new.
• Avoid farmed Atlantic salmon (for now).
Read the full article at Oprah.com for in-depth explanations of these guidelines and where the toxicity in our seafood is coming from.
Plastiki – boat made from 12,500 plastic bottles
Another interesting article from Oprah.com, We Are All Sea Creatures, features Jo Royle, skipper of the Plastiki, a boat made of 12,500 plastic bottles that is currently sailing across the Pacific Ocean. In this article, Royle discusses another threat to our oceans and marine life, marine debris and more specifically, the discovery of the five huge garbage patches that are the equivalent of “giant oceanic toilets that never flush.” As the plastic in these garbage patches breaks down, it gets back into our food chain through the fish we eat. Read the full article at Oprah.com.
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