|Wild Alaskan Halibut|
This really is a case of buyer beware. If you are buying your seafood at a supermarket, chances are you will get something that may not be labeled correctly, and that guy behind the seafood counter is probably the same guy who is sometimes checking you out when you are done with your shopping. Buying your seafood from a fish market should be a better bet, and Whole Foods did pretty well with their labeling.
|Farm Salmon before the injectable dye|
Buy wild line caught salmon. The FDA has yet to rule on the genetically modified salmon that the industry is touting as the next best thing; it is injected with a gene from the "ocean pout" a member of the eel family--it will grow twice as large in half the time that it takes a wild salmon to grow. Problem is, once it's genetically modified, it's not really a salmon anymore.
Many fish are on the endangered list, because they have been over-fished. To find out which fish are fit to eat, click here go to the Monterrey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch site, or here to go to the Marine Stewardship Council. These sites will fill you in on what you need to know. Next time you go to the supermarket be prepared, and if it says swordfish, maybe it was this guy once upon a time.