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Ever since the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch developed the first list of best seafood choices in 2003, it’s provided a foundation for thoughtful consumption of seafood and fish generally. Today China Millman of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette began a two-part series on the state of fish stocks and how consumers can change consumption patterns to help the problem.
“Some farmed seafood, such as carp, catfish and scallops, thrive on a vegetarian diet and have a much lower impact than carnivorous fish such as salmon, which need to be fed large amounts of smaller wild fish, ground up into fish meal, to grow. On average, it takes 3 pounds of wild fish to produce 1 pound of farmed salmon.”
Tons of good info here. Tack the list up on the fridge door.