SHRIMP: No better example of seafood's troublesome gray area exists than shrimp. Catching wild shrimp often requires trawling gear that kills juvenile fish, sea turtles, and sea horses. Carelessly farmed shrimp can be tainted with antibiotics and destroy mangrove forests in sensitive tropical coastal zones. But good choices exist in each category. The Monterey Bay Aquarium and the Blue Ocean Institute have identified several American and Canadian wild shrimp fisheries as "best choices" either because of low-bycatch fishing gear—like the traps used to catch West Coast spot prawns—or because they are caught in a region where the ocean bottom is less susceptible to trawl impacts, as with the Northern Shrimp in Canada. "By buying wild-caught shrimp from fisheries that have employed these better methods, we're in fact subsidizing better management," Barton says. He also points out that several shrimp-farming companies have emerged that grow shrimp in closed-containment facilities and spare the mangroves. One standard for sustainable shrimp is set by the Marine Stewardship Council—look for the Council's blue-and-white check mark on packaging. To date the Council has certified one U.S. fishery—wild Oregon pink shrimp—and three varieties of Canadian shrimp.
Smoked Wild White Fish Spread | Beck's Smokery Seawild
But even as regulators parse a recent gloomy assessment of Gulf of Maine codfish populations, the entire question of the commercial future of may soon become moot. Cod and other wild-caught whitefish, for centuries a staple of the Western diet, are on the way out.
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Not long ago, any kind of colorless, neutral-tasting fish product sold in the United States or Europe (“whitefish” in fishing industry parlance) was made out of one of several wild species of the taxonomic order Gadiformes: cod, pollock, haddock, hake, take your pick. Over the eons, these fish came to congregate in the cooler latitudes in large enough numbers for fishing to transform itself from an artisan practice into an industry.
Whitefish Recipe - Wild Calling!
WHITEFISH is a cousin within the Salmon/Trout families, displaying the best qualities of both. Firm, thick flesh of larger fish has a robust but mellow taste, standing up well to the rigors of Michigan’s less-than-glamorously named “fish boil.” These inhabitants of the Great Lakes are deep-water swimmers and small-mouthed, a challenge for fishermen, but well worth the effort. Whitefish can be used as a freshwater counterpart in any recipes calling for cod or halibut. Our whitefish is wild-caught in Canadian lakes. Priced per pound and weighed as whole fish.For all life stages, this high-protein, zero grain formula provides highly digestible energy and limits exposure to allergy triggers. The first ingredient in every Diamond Naturals Grain-Free formula is always high-quality animal protein. Wild-caught whitefish provides omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids for a healthy skin and coat, while sweet potatoes and other vegetables and fruits provide powerful antioxidants for optimal health and vitality.