With all the positive health information out there about fish, I'm always trying to eat more fish. But sometimes I get caught up in the fact that, worldwide, we're already consuming seafood at a rate that is not sustainable. Wild fisheries are overexploited and, some say, fish farmed in traditional open pens can pollute surrounding water.
What's an environmentally conscious girl to do? In terms of sustainability, you can't beat tilapia from a tank, says Michael B. Timmons, Ph.D., of Cornell University and author of Recirculating Aquaculture.
Tilapia are low on the food chain and easy to cultivate. Today nearly all tilapia farmed in the U.S. are raised in highlyefficient, self-contained aquariums that purify and recycle water. One catch: not all tilapia farmed worldwide are cultured in recirculating systems. So try to buy tilapia grown stateside. Likely, its source won't be identified. Ask at the fish counter.
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