Sustainable Seafood?

Sustainable Seafood?

Whole Foods made headlines this week when it announced it was taking a number of fish out of its stores based on their sustainability ratings by a widely-cited environmental group. We look at what it means for your dinner choices.

Whole Foods made headlines this week when it announced it was taking a number of fish out of its stores based on the sustainability ratings of a widely-cited environmental group. Conservationists say the movement toward sustainability has helped restore many species to healthy levels. But many fishermen are concerned about the movement's economic impact, and many consumers are confused about their choices.

Guests

Tim Sughrue

Vice President, Congressional Seafood

Carl Safina

Founding President, Blue Ocean Institute; School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences and Center for Communicating Science, Stony Brook University

Related Links

Barton Seaver's Ted Talk on Sustainable Seafood

Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Sushi Guide

The Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch Program: Promoting Ethical Consumption

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