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New Sustainable Sushi Guide from Monterey Bay Aquarium California


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New Sustainable Sushi Guide from Monterey Bay Aquarium California

K K | Oct 23, 2008 11:56 AM

The best choices

Aji/Sawara/Mackerel, Spanish
Amaebi/Spot Prawn (British Columbia)
Awabi/Abalone (U.S. farmed)
Gindara/Sablefish/Black Cod (Alaska & British Columbia)
Hirame/Halibut, Pacific
Hotate/Scallops, Bay (farmed)
Ikura/Salmon Roe (Alaska wild-caught)
Iwana/Arctic Char (farmed)
Iwashi/Sardine (U.S. Pacific)
Izumidai/Tilapia (U.S. farmed)
Kaki/Oysters (farmed)
Kanikama/Surimi/Imitation crab (Alaska)
Katsuo/Bonito/Tuna, Skipjack (troll/pole)
Masago/Smelt roe/Capelin (Iceland)
Mirugai/Giant Clam/Geoduck (wild-caught)
Murugai/Mussels (farmed)
Sake/Salmon (Alaska wild-caught)
Shiro Maguro/Tuna, Albacore (British Columbia, U.S. troll/pole)
Suzuki/Striped Bass (farmed)
Suzuki/Striped Bass (wild-caught)
Uni/Sea Urchin (Canada)

Good alternatives

Amaebi/Spot Prawn (U.S.)
Ebi/Shrimp (U.S. wild-caught)
Ebi/Shrimp (U.S. farmed)
Gindara/Sablefish/Black Cod (California, Oregon, Washington)
Hamachi/Yellowtail (U.S. farmed)
Hirame/Flounder, Soles (Pacific)
Hotate/Scallops, Sea (Atlantic, U.S. & Canada)
Kani/Crab, Blue
Kani/Crab, King (U.S.)
Kani/Crab, Snow
Kanikama/Surimi/Imitation Crab (Worldwide except Alaska)
Katsuo/Bonito/Tuna, Skipjack (Hawaii longline)
Maguro/Toro/Tuna, Bigeye (troll/pole)
Maguro/Toro/Tuna, Yellowfin (troll/pole)
Masago/Smelt roe/Capelin (Canada)
Sake/Salmon (Washington wild-caught)
Shiro Maguro/Tuna, Albacore (Hawaii longline)
Tai/Red Porgy (U.S.)
Uni/Sea Urchin (California)


Ankimo/Monkfish liver
Ebi/Shrimp (Imported farmed)
Ebi/Shrimp (Imported wild-caught)
Hamachi/Yellowtail (Australia farmed)
Hamachi/Yellowtail (Japan farmed)
Hirame/Flounder, Soles (Atlantic)
Hirame/Halibut, Atlantic
Hon Maguro/Toro/Tuna, Bluefin
Ikura/Salmon Roe (farmed)
Kani/Crab, King (Imported)
Maguro/Toro/Tuna, Bigeye (Worldwide except U.S. Atlantic longline)
Maguro/Toro/Tuna, Yellowfin (longline)
Sake/Salmon (farmed)
Shiro Maguro/Tuna, Albacore (Worldwide except Hawaii longline)
Tai/Snapper, Red (U.S. Gulf of Mexico)
Tai/Snapper, Red (Imported)
Tako/Octopus (sushi)
Unagi/Eel, Freshwater
Uni/Sea Urchin (Maine)

Go to the link and click on each one, there are more detailed levels/reports/studies.

Avoiding Japan farmed hamachi is strange to me at least for taste and texture.
And I would be hard pressed to find a Japanese sushi chef tell me that US farmed hamachi is superior to Japanese hamachi.

At a glance it seems that farmed fish gets a real bad rap. Not all farmed fish are bad...

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