Whole Foods has announced they will stop selling red-rated seafood by Earth Day (April 22). Seafood is given a red rating by the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the Blue Ocean Institute if the species is being overfished or if the method used to catch that species harms other sea life or habitats.
Pollution and disease are well-known environmental problems associated with salmon farms. Less well-known is just how many food miles it takes to put this fish on your plate.
The Global Aquaculture Performance Index (GAPI) measures the environmental costs and benefits of farmed fish. Using GAPI can help inform seafood purchases on a personal level as well as policy decisions on a national level.
Seafood Watch is the go to authority for consumers and businesses that want to make sustainable choices when purchasing seafood. The program, run by the Monteray Bay Aquarium, makes science-based, peer reviewed recommendations to indicate which seafood items are “Best Choices”, “Good Alternatives”, and ones you should “Avoid.”
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