Seafood Watch

Nov 21st, 2010 | By | Category: Youth Blog

I spent the last three weeks of my summer at EPGY Summer Camp at Stanford University in California. While there, I made friendships that are bound to last a lifetime, learned new information and visited a few interesting places including the Monterey Bay aquarium. We only spent a few hours- hardly two- at the aquarium, but I learned many interesting facts about sealife and about the environment in general. Twice a year, the Monterey Bay Aquarium publishes Seafood Watch, a pamphlet about making ocean-friendly seafood choices. Why do our seafood choices even matter? According to Seafood Watch, the worldwide demand for seafood is increasing and fish are being overfished. In the US, we import over 80% of our seafood to meet our demands and destructive fishing practices only add to this problem. By purchasing fish that are grown using sustainable methods, our oceans stay healthy and abundant. The pamphlet also lists what kinds of fish are good choices for the environment and for the dinner table. Want to learn more about making the right choices regarding seafood? Go to http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr/seafoodwatch.aspx There is even an app available for iPhones made by the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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