If your local sushi restaurant is ocean-friendly, you may have seen "sustainable sushi" somewhere on the menu. It sounds like a good thing, but do you know what it really means? And are your efforts to eat more fish -- that is, more protein that's free of meat's risky saturated fat and full of good-for-you fats (heart- and brain-healthy omega-3s) -- making life underwater worse?
There's no question that overfishing and destructive fishing practices are depleting the supply of wild fish. Seafood Watch, a program to encourage sustainable fishing, will tell you that nearly 75% of the world's fisheries are being depleted. At the same time, the demand for seafood is growing at about 10% per year. The only way to meet it is with farmed fish. In 2010, for the first time, we ate more seafood raised in pens, tanks, and enclosed ponds than we ate wild seafood.But fish farming isRead More »from Should You Stop Eating Sushi?