Choose the Fish You Eat Wisely

Would you like a very easy way to make a positive impact on Australia’s oceans? (well for that matter the world’s oceans)

This is something I have had on my to do list for months to research – What fish should I be ordering at a restaurant or what should I be avoiding at my local fish & chip shop?

The answer is very easy to find thanks to the Australian Marine Conservation Society, who have released the ‘Australia’s Sustainable Seafood Guide’ online.

It took me less than 2min to go to their online guide and do a search of  ‘Better Choice’ fish to buy.

Here are just some fish species that I discovered are a better choice in regards to fish sustainability for Australia:

  • Wild Australian Salmon (Eastern Australian Salmon, Western Australian Salmon)
  • Wild Australian Sardine ( also known as Pilchards but make sure they are wild from Australia)
  • Wild Bream
  • Wild King George Whiting
  • Wild Leatherjacket
  • Wild Mackerel
  • Wild Mud Crab
  • Wild Mullet
  • Australian Farmed Oysters
  • Wild Squid, Calamari, Cuttlefish, Octopus, caught in Australian waters
  • Wild Tailor
  • Wild Trevally
  • Wild Whiting

The guide also lists fish to think twice about and fish species to say “no” to buying.

“The fish we choose today will directly affect the health of our oceans tomorrow.” Australian Marine Conservation Society

Remember we are not the only species on Earth that relay on the ocean, or on a healthy and abundant fish supply.