Make Healthy Choices for Healthy Oceans
If you are concerned about over-fishing and the health of our oceans, visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium website for free printable pocket guides on seafood and a wealth of additional information. http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr/seafoodwatch.asp
The human health effects of consuming seafood is a very important issue; however, the Monterey Aquarium doesn't feel qualified to make medical recommendations beyond what is advised by the federal government. Currently in their pocket guides, they include a red asterisk next to those species listed in a federal advisory from the United States Food and Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency. The guides also include health consumption information from Environmental Defense.
There are several agencies and organizations at the tribal, state and federal level that also provide consumption advisories, health risk assessments and information about environmental sources for these contaminants. For a list of further resources, please see Seafood and Public Health resources section or visit the Sierra Club's national website.