June 2010

7 Principles for Choosing Seafood

At the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance, we believe that Who Fishes Matters. We've outlined 7 principles to keep in mind when buying seafood to benefit local fisherman, local marine ecosystems, and local economies.

The 7 Principles to keep in mind when purchasing seafood are:
Buy from local fishermen whenever possible
Choose seafood that has traveled the least distance
Choose wild seafood whenever possible
Avoid farmed finship and shrimp
Avoid fake or imitation seafood products
Get involved in a Community Supported Fishery (CSF)
Ask how, where, and when your seafood was caught

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