Wednesday, September 03, 2014

West Coast fish come back - good news

Several species of fish that were recently considered endangered are now in safe supply. To the point that the fish watchers recommend them for ordering in restaurants. This is not EPA “endangered species” listing, but recommendations by the Monterey Bay Aquarium. 

Monterey Bay Aquarium has Seafood Watch which publishes a listing of which fish are in danger and which are in adequate supply. Their ratings seem to be Avoid, Good and Best. Today they are pointing out what moved from Avoid to Good or Best, which includes several kinds of rock fish, Pacific Ocean perch and Spiny dogfish.

The comeback is due to better management, including fishing practices and limited fishing. In some cases Pacific Fishery Management Council closed ares to fishing and changed how quotas are established.

Seattle Times

Seafood Watch

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