From the Monterey Bay Aquarium:
Marine Stewardship Council
When it comes to seafood, there are a number of ways to express sustainability (though thankfully no claims of green seafood!) Our Seafood Watch program acknowledges seafood certified sustainable to the standards of the Marine Stewardship Council (marked on the pocket guides with a blue symbol). You can look for the MSC logo on products in the fresh and frozen counters, and in some restaurants too. If you can’t find an MSC eco-labeled product, then look for one of the best choices among our recommendations. It’s the green list, of course!rom the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Shark Fin Soup and Sea Cucumbers
Good news this week for sharks! A combination of economic downturn and a change in attitude of a new generation of conservation-minded consumers is resulting in a decreasing demand for shark fin soup.
Sea cucumbers are not so lucky. Demand for the cousin of the sea star is growing – both for human consumption, and for the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries – says the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) this week. The FAO sees an urgent need for management of cucumber fisheries, stock assessment and all of the other controls that are needed to prevent overfishing and a complete population collapse.