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Stroll by any Whole Foods seafood counter and you will see color-coded fish: Green for fully sustainable, yellow for partially sustainable, and red for fish threatened by overfishing or grown on polluting fish farms. Buy a "green" fish and you eat guilt free, confident that you are doing your part to save the ocean and its inhabitants.

http://pakagri.blogspot.com/2011/10/sustainable-seafood-myth.html
 
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I know of some oceangraphy students in south FL. They've done carbon studies on the ocean floor off the coast. The findings we're startling but to be expected. Ocean acidification is a really big problem. Certain sealife are dwindling at alarming rates,namely coral reef...

http://oceanclimate.org/solution/blue-carbon-role-healthy-oceans-binding-carbon
 
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yes much to be done too little awareness and information
 
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One of the prime benefits of salmon is its high omega 3 content.  Due to the difference in diet, the farm raised salmon do not even approach those levels of omega 3.

Not having the year long ocean swim, followed by the struggle up a swift river, the farm raised salmon do not develop the oils and muscle tone of the wild caught variety.  By comparison, the farm raised fish lack the meat texture and flavor of the real McCoy.
 
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And didn't Food Inc mention that farmed fish are now also being trained to eat corn just like poultry and beef - sigh.
 
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Farmer31 wrote:
Stroll by any Whole Foods seafood counter and you will see color-coded fish: Green for fully sustainable, yellow for partially sustainable, and red for fish threatened by overfishing or grown on polluting fish farms. Buy a "green" fish and you eat guilt free, confident that you are doing your part to save the ocean and its inhabitants.

http://pakagri.blogspot.com/2011/10/sustainable-seafood-myth.html


ok article (some questionable figures/sensationalism), but I agree with many of its points. Most seafood isn't sustainable and most of the major fish stocks are expected to be depleted within years or decades.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/11/02/AR2006110200913.html

Most fish stocks down by 90%+. Many economists and planners assume a future world can afford to feed 9-12+ billion people in the coming decades. I think this is assuming we have functional, well-stocked ocean pantries. Good luck.
 
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The good thing is that eating healthy needn't necessarily involve seafood.

The best source of Omega-3 fatty acids, or to be more precise:
the best low-Omega-6 fat source is butter -
http://www.marksdailyapple.com/grass-fed-butter/

And if fish is what you're after:
Do you really export all those delicious and oil-rich Chinese carp of yours to China ?


 
                            
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hügel wrote:
The good thing is that eating healthy needn't necessarily involve seafood.

The best source of Omega-3 fatty acids, or to be more precise:
the best low-Omega-6 fat source is butter -
http://www.marksdailyapple.com/grass-fed-butter/

And if fish is what you're after:
Do you really export all those delicious and oil-rich Chinese carp of yours to China ?


But people often maintained that to eat seafood once a week


 
                                        
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Y'all may be interested in Paul Greenberg's "Four Fish" book...
 
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the organizations that are working for no fish zones and replenishing areas are going to be big players in our future of fish. i studied it for a little while a year or two ago.

also as practices change, we need to make sure to buy/consume a wider and more rounded range of fish on a lower level. that way any fish that dies in a net gets eaten, so nothing is going to waste.
 
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    There are huge differences in quality when dealing with farm raised fish. Those raised in aquaponics systems can be quite clean and environmentally benign.

  Shrimp from Asia is produced in a horrible manner. They fill saltwater ponds which leach into the ground water and pollute it.

    Bassa from Vietnam is raised in giant craters along the Ho Chi Minh Trail which were created when B-52s bombed the area. Agent orange has left this area as one of the world's worst places for birth defects. Fish produced in these ponds is shipped around the world.

 
 
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The end of this speech has a pretty good description of a more sustainable system connected with a shrimp farm.

http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/jane_poynter_life_in_biosphere_2.html

There are a couple similar projects that will hopefully help to save the multiculture of fish species, as well as the health of the ecology.
 
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