This article is in response to the article "Avoid Consuming Seafood Under The Threat of Extinction". Some readers might misinterpret the above mentioned article as an anti fishing post. Well it is not. In fact not all species of marine life are under threat. There plenty of other species of fishes that are not under the threat of extinction. Below are a list of the highly recommended seafood for you to consume.
This list below are sustainable species of marine life caught by responsible fisheries.The Marine Stewardship Council(MSC) certifies fisheries that have farmed responsibly and have met its strict environmental standards. In simple words, use this guide to save the fish.
Abalone Farm. Image from Wikipedia.
Abalone, Origin: Australia, California, New Zealand, South Africa, Western North America, Japan
Abalone from Tasmania supplies 25% of the world’s yearly harvest. In New South Wales, scuba diving for abalone is illegal. A catch limit of only two is allowed for free diving. Most abalone for consumption are now commercially farmed in many countries to meet the high demands.
Alaska Pollock. Image from Wikipedia.
Alaska Pollock, Origin: North Pacific from Alaska to northern Japan (certified by the MSC)
This species is said to be “the largest remaining source of palatable fish in the world”. The fishery that supplies the Alaska Pollock was hailed as an example of good management, by the prestigious Marine Stewardship Council.
Asiatic hard clam. Image from Wikipedia.
Asiatic hard clam, Origin: Vietnam, Philippines, Thailand, Southern China (certified by the MSC)
Asiatic hard clam is a bivalve mollusk distributed along the coasts of Vietnam.
Coral trout. Image from Wikipedia.
Coral trout Origin: Australia
The Coral Trout is a popular fish among fisheries since it can fetch high market prices globally. It is also called a Leopard Fish.
Narrow-barred Spanish mackerel. Image from Wikipedia.
Narrow-barred Spanish mackerel, Origin: Malaysia, South East Asia
This species of fish comes in vivid blue to dark grey in color on their backs which gradually fades to silvery grey towards its belly. It has narrow vertical stripes along its sides.
Rock lobster. Image from Wikipedia.
Rock lobster, Origin: Western Australia, New Zealand, South Africa (certified by the MSC)
Rock lobsters are also called Spiny lobster or crayfish. It is an economically favourable food source and is a big food export in the Bahamas.
Bigfin reef squid. Image from Wikipedia.
Squid(Bigfin reef), Origin: Malaysia
There are 300 species of squids. Squids are also classed as marine cephalopods. They can be found in abundance in certain areas, and they provide big catches for fisheries.
Below are more types of seafood recommended for consumption.
- Oyster, Origin: Canada, China
- Pacific Salmon, Origin: Alaska(US) (certified by the MSC)
- Scallop(Asian moon), Origin: China, Japan, US, Canada
- Geoduck, Origin: North America
- Green lipped mussel, Origin: New Zealand
- Mud crab, Origin: India, Sri Lanka
- Chilean Seabass, Origin: South Georgia(UK)(certified by the MSC)
To find out more, visit www.wwf.sg
Read more articles by Sharif Ishnin below:
Avoid Consuming Seafood Under The Threat of Extinction
Sharif Ishnin is a writer and miniature painter from Singapore.
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