Which Fish?
July 21, 2011 7:10 AM   Subscribe

Which Fish?
A website that helps you easily tell which fish are sustainable to eat. The raw data is also available for others to build on.
Role: data collation, programming
posted by Zarkonnen (9 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
This project was posted to MetaFilter by jaduncan on July 30, 2011: Yes! We Have No Sustainable Fisheries!

Awesome! Would be cool to layer mercury/suggested servings per month over that.
posted by melissam at 9:02 AM on July 21, 2011

I second adding mercury information. It would be neat and helpful.
posted by jsturgill at 9:59 AM on July 21, 2011

Hrm. The first four fish I typed in (which are very common at least in Minnesota) were unlisted: walleye, northern pike, bass (small mouth or large mouth), perch.

Is there a constraint or assumption that I am missing? Are these only salt water fish and not fresh water?
posted by jillithd at 1:23 PM on July 21, 2011

jillithd: No, I just missed them out. I'll add them to my to-do list.
posted by Zarkonnen at 2:00 PM on July 21, 2011

OK. Otherwise I found the search quick, easy, and very accurate with the data available. :)
posted by jillithd at 2:23 PM on July 21, 2011

also unlisted: bluegill, crappie, sunfish, muskie

Is the list mostly ocean fish?
posted by Bonzai at 10:53 AM on July 27, 2011

You are also missing amberjack. Were you inspired by Seafood Watch?
posted by oddman at 8:57 PM on July 28, 2011

love this project, but also unlisted is hake, of which i bought 4 lovely fillets only yesterday. I also picked up some nice mackerel, but shame on me i also bought some cod too.
posted by kev23f at 2:25 AM on July 31, 2011

Great project.

Is the list valid for buying fish outside the US, too? I had a sense that the Monterey guide, at least, was mostly valid only on the West Coast, but maybe the market for fish is global enough that the rules hold no matter where you are. In any case, I noticed a lot of fish that I can buy where I am that aren't on your list.

If you are aiming for global coverage, there is, for instance, this WWF South Africa list to consider.
posted by col_pogo at 6:32 AM on July 31, 2011

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