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Fish Market Help!

lmoy | Jan 23, 2008 09:09 AM

I just posted on the "What's My Craving" board, then noticed that there's a lot more traffic here so I thought I'd give it a shot both places. Here goes:

I've been cooking a lot of seafood lately, but today's article in the Times about mercury in tuna and last year's "Guide to Guilt-Free Fish" have me wondering if maybe I haven't been as conscientious as I should be about choosing seafood that is healthy, safe, and sustainable.

I've turned to Monterey Bay Aquarium's website (http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr... ) to find out more about making good seafood choices. I would like to try to follow their guide, but it requires me to know all kinds of things that the people at my fish market in Chinatown never know about the fish -- questions like,

Was this farmed in the U.S. or in another country?
What method was used to catch this fish in the wild?
Was this caught in the Mid-Atlantic or the Northeast?

I love my fishmonger, but I am willing to go elsewhere if I can find a market that has the answers to all my questions. Does anyone have a place they can recommend?

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