Three environmental groups have issued pocket guides to sushi, listing seafood according to sustainability. But with each of them, a little study before sitting down at a sushi bar is a good idea.
The guides from the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the Environmental Defense Fund, and the Blue Ocean Institute all agree on which fish are sustainable, but present the information in different ways.
The first two list fish as best, good or worst choices. The Blue Ocean Institute guide groups fish according to type, like shellfish, and uses symbols to note whether a fish is recommended. This guide has detailed information about fisheries and how the fish are caught, and is perhaps the most practical of the three.
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