July 15, 2011
/>Is that fancy fish you ordered really as fancy as you think? Wild-caught Pacific salmon is more myth than
reality on some Puget Sound restaurant menus, a study at the University of Washington Tacoma has found.
38 percent of samples from Tacoma-area restaurants showed a menu was promoting farm-raised Atlantic salmon as
wild-caught Pacific salmon, or calling a coho a king. Grocery stores and fish markets got better scores, with only
about 7 percent of store samples mislabeled.
So how can foodies and conscientious eaters
be sure they are eating sustainable salmon? For answers, Isaac Kaplan-Woolner called a leading national
organization, Seafood Watch.
And you can find out about the sustainability of all sorts of
seafood on the Seafood Watch website, which can be found at www.montereybayaquarium.org.