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How to Find Sustainable Seafood

When you choose sustainable seafood you are doing your part to protect our oceans, lakes and rivers. So, how do you find it in your neighborhood? Chef Nathan Lyon of the Clean Eating Academy explains.
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Emmy-nominated Chef Nathan Lyon of the Clean Eating Academy

Emmy-nominated Chef Nathan Lyon of the Clean Eating Academy

There’s no question that people love eating seafood. Goodness knows, I do! However, if we want to keep enjoying it we need to protect and preserve the ocean and environment. When you choose sustainable seafood – seafood that is caught or farmed in ways that are friendlier to the environment – you can enjoy a tasty meal while taking care of the earth at the same time. It’s a win-win!

There's an App for It!

So, how do you find sustainable seafood? Here’s a simple tip: just download the Seafood Watch app. Seafood Watch is a program from the Monterey Bay Aquarium that gives you all the information you need. Their app tells you what seafood is a best choice in addition to what seafood you should avoid. It takes all the guesswork out of it. Just type in the name of the fish, and all the information you need is right there.

The Seafood Watch app can also help you find the nearest Seafood Watch partner, like restaurants and grocery store in your area, where you will find sustainable seafood options on offer.

And did I mention that the Seafood Watch app is free? Yahoo!

Find out more about Chef Nathan Lyon's new Clean Eating Academy Course, Clean Cooking & Nutrition: The World’s Healthiest Proteins & Advanced Vegetable Prep, launching March 2017!

Don't be Afraid to Ask

One last thing to mention here: if you ever find yourself at a grocery store or restaurant without the app, it’s not a problem, just ask: "Do you sell sustainable seafood?" This let’s others know that this is an important issue to you.

This is an exciting time! Your seafood choice can make a huge difference and it’s never been so easy to find sustainable seafood. Another win-win for everyone, including the fish!

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