A lot of people are into seafood. Thus, the demand for fishing is growing. However, given the issues our oceans are facing such as over-fishing, aquatic pollution and global warming, the fishing industry can become unsustainable. The seafood products we get from our worlds’ oceans are not as unlimited as we may have thought. So how can we help the seafood industry and our oceans?
Monterey Bay Aquarium, a non-profit organization from Monterey, California known for ocean conservation is giving us a list of some ocean-friendly seafood choices so both the fishers and the consumers can make a difference and preserve the ocean and ocean resources for the generations to come.
Arctic Char is a cold-water fish native to the Alpine Lakes and Arctic coastal waters that belongs to the Salmonidae family. It is sustainably farmed and cultured in "land-based, closed systems that minimize the risk of escape into the wild." This fish is famous for grilling and can be a substitute for trout or salmon.
Walleye is a kind of perciform fish that can be found in Canada and Northern United States. It is called pickerel in some parts of English-speaking Canada although the fish are not related to the real pickerels. These are delicate and mildly flavored freshwater fish that tastes extremely delicious when poached of steamed with ginger and garlic. These fishes are caught via bottom grill nets and trap nets which doesn’t cause huge damage.
Snow crabs are also known as Chionoecetes opilio. They are a kind of epifaunal crustacean and are native in northwest Atlantic ocean and north Pacific ocean. Most of the time, these can be caught with traps or by trawling. Its meat is delicate and sweet in favor. These crabs are usually found in snowy ocean environments.
They are also known as long fin tuna, this fish is fast-growing and highly reproductive. This makes them resistant to fishing pressure. This kind of tuna is so flavorful because it has high fat content. They’re usually caught by troll or pole fishing method.