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#1 of 3 Old 12-11-2010, 02:14 PM - Thread Starter
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I always get confused by this and end up not buying anything! So can someone remind me- what is the seafood to avoid completly and what is ok to buy and eat both for human health and enviromental health? thanks!

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#2 of 3 Old 12-11-2010, 09:06 PM
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Check out the Monterey Bay Aquarium website ( and look at their seafood watch page.  They have a downloadable pocket/wallet sized seafood guide for the healthiest, most sustainable seafood.  So you could take it with you to the grocery store...  Wild Alaskan seafood is usually a pretty safe bet.  Salmon is very healthy and my kids really like it.

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This is another site you can check:


They apparently try to balance health, environmental pressures, and socio-economic benefits to the fishing communities. They also have good advice for avoiding putting too much pressure on popular sources of 'safe' seafood.

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