Smart Seafood Guide
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Whether it’s from the Gulf or the Pacific, New England or the South, get smart about the seafood you’re eating.
We’ve analyzed over 100 different fish and shellfish to create the only guide assessing not only the human health and environmental impacts of eating certain seafood, but also the socio-economic impacts on coastal and fishing communities.
Our guide recommends safer, more sustainable options based on your personal tastes and priorities.
Did you know:
- Less than 2 percent of imported seafood is inspected.
- Over 70 percent of domestic shrimp and about 60 percent of domestic oysters came from the Gulf of Mexico prior to the April 2010 oil spill.
- The average consumer eats about 16 pounds of seafood annually, approximately 4 pounds of which is shrimp.
Our guide addresses the following questions, which we encourage you to ask before making a seafood purchase:
- Where is this seafood from?
- Is it caught or farmed locally?
- How is this fish caught?
- How is this fish farmed?
- Is this seafood associated with any contaminants?
The devastating April 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill is likely to impact some seafood availability. The U.S. Government provides updates on the safety of Gulf seafood.**