Are you a seafood lover but deterred by that little voice in your head that keeps ranting about our depleted oceans? It's okay. You can still enjoy your favorite dishes from the sea and be a friend of the planet. Take our quiz and learn how to green your seafood.
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A trendy new oyster bar opens up down the street, so you go to check it out. Which of the following farmed bivalve mollusks would be a sustainable option to go with your over-priced cocktail?
They're all great choices!
Fish-industry marketers conjured up the name "Chilean sea bass" for this threatened fish, partly because its real name was less glamorous and probably wouldn't have piqued as much interest among American consumers:
During these hard economic times, coughing up upwards of $20/pound for wild salmon and halibut might make you consider cheaper, farmed options. Which of the following farmed fish is the most sustainably raised?
Tilapia from China
You love a good shrimp cocktail, but you also want it to be sustainable. Which type of shrimp should you choose?
Wild pink shrimp from Oregon
Caribbean white shrimp
Imported farmed shrimp
Imported wild shrimp
None, shrimp are gross!
Your favorite restaurant has started serving orange roughy, a fish you know to be a very un-sustainable option. What should you do?
Not order the orange roughy
Ask to see the owner and educate him/her about the why orange roughy is not sustainable and why purchasing sustainable seafood is an important business practice for the restaurant to follow
Steal some of their cutlery... that'll show 'em!
Don't order the roughy and talk to the owner
Which of the following fishing gear creates the least bycatch, and is therefore the best way to catch fish sustainably?
Modern-day whaling for food is often illegal and whale meat is often sold on the black market. In 1986, the International Whaling Commission officially banned commercial whaling, an action that has since been ignored by:
All of the above
You feel like eating light, but still want some tasty food, so you head over to your local sushi joint. Which type of tuna sashimi is a fresh, sustainable option?
Bluefin "toro" tuna
Longline-caught non-U.S. bigeye "ahi" tuna
Longline-caught non-U.S. yellowfin "ahi" tuna
U.S. Atlantic troll/pole caught yellowfin "ahi" tuna
None, they're all bad
While out to brunch, you see a salmon omelet on the menu. That sounds good, but you aren't sure whether the fish is wild or farmed. What do you do?
Order the mac and cheese
Order it anyway, but pick out the salmon and leave it on your plate to make a statement
Order the omelet and eat it -- Sunday brunch in a fancy restaurant just isn't the place to make a statement
Insist that the waiter find out whether it's wild or farmed, and if it's farmed or if the server doesn't know, order something else
Over the past 20 years, game fishing and the ecology of the Great Lakes have been damaged by aggressive invasive species, such as the zebra mussel, the ruffe, and the round goby, which are all native to: