KUSP Report by Amy West |
Standing at the seafood counter can trigger many questions: Is the fish local, free of mercury, on sale, farmed, or rated green, yellow, or red? Buying the right fish is not always easy for the consumer or the grocer. But if you are posing those seafood questions, they might help change what lands on the menus, and in the seafood cases.
“We no longer sell any red-rated seafood in our seafood cases,” said Carrie Brownstein, seafood coordinator for Whole Foods. “Those are the fish from populations that are either highly overfished or caught in ways that catch other marine life or harm habitat.”