If You Love This Fish, Help Save It!
Some celebrity chefs are banding together to help save endangered fish.
According to a recent report, that population has nearly recovered.
The chefs are not alone; big food-service companies, such as Bon Appétit Management Co. and Compass Group, have signed on as well. Even Wal-Mart has pledged that by 2011 it will purchase only wild-caught fish for the U.S. market from fisheries certified by the Marine Stewardship Council and buy only shrimp from fisheries certified by the Aquaculture Certification Council, Inc.
Next on the fish-saving agenda: Monaco has proposed a worldwide ban on trade in bluefin tuna, an overfished species so prized for sushi that one can fetch up to $100,000 at the Tokyo fish market. Learn more, download a pocket guide to sustainable fish and take the pledge at seafoodwatch.com.