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Culinary Arts Resources: Fish & Seafood

Ca State Oceans Protection Council

California's Ocean Protection Council (OPC)

"OPC will ensure that California maintains healthy, resilient, and productive ocean and coastal ecosystems for the benefit of current and future generations."

Sustainable Seafood Sites

Blue Oceans
"Blue Ocean uses science, art, and literature to build a greater ethic for ocean conservation. Its staff has researched the population status, biology, and management of various fisheries, compiling the results in a highly accessible Seafood Miniguide."

This small company sources seafood from ecologically sound fisheries. It also reinvests 25 percent of its pretax profits into communities and organizations that promote sustainable fishing practices.

Fish Base
Searchable database containing practically all fish species known to science. Search by common or scientific name, family, country, ecosystem or topic.

Monterey Bay Aquariaum Seafood Watch 
Raises consumer awareness about fishing practices. Includes a pocket guide which recommends the most sustainable choices.

Marine Stewardship Council 
Recognizes, via a certification program, well-managed fisheries and harnesses consumer preference for seafood products bearing the MSC label of approval. SeaWeb is a communications-based nonprofit organization that uses social marketing to advance ocean conservation"

Seafood Choices Alliance 
"Informs, connects and mobilizes the nation's leading voices in support of a sustainable supply of seafood choices. Search the SeaSense Database containing information on ocean-friendly seafood choices, caught or farmed in ways that do not harm the environment nor impact the long-term viability of the species."

World Fish Center
An international scientific research organization with a mission to reduce poverty and hunger by improving fisheries and aquaculture. Most of their work is carried out in developing countries. Website includes library with access to full-text peer-reviewed fish and aquaculture periodicals.

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