Right Action – Seafood Watch

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SeafoodWatch APP OptimizedDharma’s name comes froms a sanskrit word meaning “right action.” This new section is designed to share ways that we can all make more sustainable choices.

Worldwide, the demand for seafood is increasing. Yet many populations of the large fish we enjoy eating are overfished and, in the U.S.,we import over 80% of our seafood to meet the demand. Destructive fishing and fish farming practices only add to the problems. By purchasing fish caught or farmed using environmentally friendly practices, you can support healthy, abundant oceans. The Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, California has created a handy Seafood Watch guide to help you choose wisely when purchasing fish at your local market or restaurant. The guide comes in a handy, downloadble PDF form or you can even install their iPhone APP. You never have to wonder whether it is better to choose U.S. farmed tilapia or wild-caught monkfish. The Seafood Watch guide can help you navigate the waters and assist you in becoming a good steward of our oceans. BTW, the U.S. farmed tilapia is the best choice because the wild monkfish have been drastically overfished in recent years.