Friday, June 8, 2012

Eat Sustainable Seafood

This past fall, I had one of the best fishing trips of my life. Frank, Matt and I boarded the Gambler in Point Pleasant, NJ in quest of the mighty striped bass. This is game fish that had been overfished in Jersey waters to the point of extinction a few years ago. Thankfully, agressive fish management has brought back the stocks in Jersey to level that enabled our party to limit out with lunker bass that looked like this:

Proudly display our catch, including Frank's pool winner

All conscientious foodies should be concerned about the problem of overfishing.  Only sustainable fish should be eaten.  Here's why:

Also, only herbivore farm raised fish should be eaten.  If a fish is carnivore, only wild fish should be eaten.  That is why wild salmon is should be chosen over farm raised salmon.

Here is a handy dandy guide to help you make ethical choices when it come to eating seafood:  Seafood Watch.

Happy fishing!  Enjoy!