Wasabi and Chopsticks For Change

All the mercury warnings in the world hasn’t curtailed my love of sushi from delectable ebi to delicately sliced ahi sashimi.  Like any good green citizen, I try to keep up to date on which fisheries are the most sustainable and ocean friendly by using the resources from Monterey Bay and the Blue Ocean Institute whenever I chow down on chowder (ha!). 

But when it comes to sushi, there weren’t any truly definitive guides.. until now.  Monterey Bay is unveiling a brand new all sushi all the time sustainable guide today, Wednesday October 22nd.  And to kick things off to a good start they even formed up the first ever National Sushi Party, also today, to encourage people to get out and enjoy one of their favorite things in the bluest way possible by making use of the new guides.

Want a guide for yourself?  Hop on over to the Seafood Watch program and download your own wallet-friendly resource

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The Ocean Conservancy, also interested in sustainable seafoodhas been inspired by the political season and started their Fish Vote 2008 campaign.  You vote for your favorite fish and they keep you in the loop on the progress of ensuring that species sustainable future.  Don’t let me persuade you, but I’m voting grouper.  (From black to goliath to Caribbean, I just love those big beautiful predators!)


3 Comments to “Wasabi and Chopsticks For Change”

  1. Very informative posts, love the look of you site.

  2. Do your recommend a limit of how much canned tuna, or canned fish in general, that a person consumes per week? Just curious.

  3. Hi Robert, That is an excellent question!! I happen to like GotMercury.org for their calculator. You enter your weight, type of fish you’re consuming (canned tuna is an option), and how much and they calculate your exposure against EPA standards.


    I just wish they had the option to check against exposure standards for women of childbearing age and kids. Mercury exposure limits for that group is considerably lower.