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Five fish it’s OK to eat - Green Living - The Ecologist

Five fish it’s OK to eat - Green Living - The Ecologist

What all these campaigns have done, is raise awareness of the environmental issues facing our oceans, not least by highlighting the plight of our fish stocks. With stocks of certain species at perilously low levels, it’s more important than ever to modify consumption of fish. But moderation doesn't mean having to give up your fish and chips altogether. While Atlantic cod and bluefin tuna should be avoided, there are plenty of species with healthy populations that can be enjoyed sensibly. We asked the Marine Stewardship Council’s James Simpson to suggest five fish you can eat with a clear conscience. MSC certified mackerel ‘In the UK, much of the MSC certified mackerel comes from Scottish pelagic trawlers. Definitely a case where big is beautiful, the super-high-tech boats can differentiate between mackerel shoals and herring thanks to sophisticated sonar, and then test the...

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