I came across the website CleanFish yesterday when I was writing the post on cooking seafood at home. CleanFish is an alliance of artisan producers of sustainable seafood. It works with producers that are “earnest in their pursuit of sustainable practices that deliver to your table fish you can trust.”
The website helps you find restaurants and seafood markets that sell the seafood that CleanFish’s alliance provides. By plugging in your zip code and how many miles you are willing to travel for your sustainable seafood, you can find locations in your region. Within 30 miles of my home there are three restaurants (all within 10 miles) that serve CleanFish products and one seafood market. The restaurants are higher end establishments – ones I’d eat at for a special occasion.
If you are considering going out for a seafood dinner and you’re concerned about the sustainability of the dish you’re going to order, CleanFish is a good resource for helping you choose a restaurant.
Another resource for finding a restaurant that serves sustainable seafood is fish2fork. This site lets you search by state, and gives options for restaurants it feels are acceptable in their sustainable seafood practices and also advises diners on restaurants that don’t follow sustainable practices with their seafood choices.
If the sustainability of the seafood that you eat matters to you, what resources do you use to make choices?