Tuesday, October 20, 2009

'Super green' seafood list released

The Monterey Bay Aquarium, with the help of conservation and public health organizations, has compiled a Super Green list of seafood, meaning it is good for human health and does not harm the oceans. The products currently on the list are good sources of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids and are low in environmental contaminants.

Based on these criteria, The Monterey Aquarium lists the following as the best seafood choices as of October 2009:
  • Albacore Tuna (troll- or pole-caught, from the United States of British Columbia)
  • Mussels (farmed)
  • Oysters (farmed)
  • Pacific Sardines (wild-caught)
  • Pink Shrimp (wild-caught, from Oregon)
  • Rainbow Trout (farmed)
  • Salmon (wild-caught, from Alaska)
  • Spot Prawns (wild-caught, from British Columbia)
Other healthy choices are:
  • Arctic Char (farmed)
  • Bay Scallops (farmed)
  • Crayfish (farmed, from the United States)
  • Dungeness Crab (wild-caught, from California, Oregon or Washington)
  • Longfin Squid (wild-caught, from the U.S. Atlantic)
  • Pacific Cod (longlinee-caught, from Alaska)
For more information, visit www.montereybayaquarium.org.