Useful graphic to help select the fish to eat

From excellent website that illustrates data so you can quickly get the picture.

Information is Beautiful: Which fish are good to eat?

Over-exploitation. Destructive fishing techniques. Polluting fish farms. How do you know which fish are fine for your fork?

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Information is Beautiful on which fish are OK to eat. Click image to see picture

In an age of over-fishing and crashing marine stocks, it’s difficult to keep track of which fish are ethically kosher. Here I’ve pooled and visualized the latest consensus and data from the Marine Conservation Society (PDF), Greenpeace and the SeaFood Watch.

Check the data for yourself here:

As ever, it’s a pretty grim picture. Although there is some good news. Mussels, clams and oysters are all good to eat. Hopefully this visual snapshot will help you enjoy a cleaner conscience and a slap-up dinner of ocean-friendly fish’n’chips.


You can buy an instantly downloadable hi-res PDF of this image for £1.50 ($2.50) from here. (paypal) Print it to put it on your wall or flypost your fishmonger. All profits go to the Marine Conservation Society.

Download a pocket-sized cut-out-and-reference list from my site.

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