To compile the guide, Food & Water Watch evaluated over 100 types of seafood and considered questions such as:
• Where is this seafood from?
• Is it caught or farmed locally?
• How is this fish caught?
• How is this fish farmed?
• Is this seafood associated with any contaminants?
They also considered its importance for the survival of other wildlife, and human factors like economic, social, and cultural significance.
Users can navigate the online and pocket guides by the type of seafood they like. For example, it suggests that if you like shrimp, you might try "U.S. wild-caught shrimp, especially South Atlantic white, Pacific ('Oregon') pinks and Florida ('Key West' or 'Tortugas') pinks." The online version also has regional guides and a summary of the major positive and negative points of each species.
• National Smart Seafood Guide (Food & Water Watch)
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