Farmed Shrimp Update Coming from Monterey

GreenTracker|  The Atlantic writes on the subject of sustainable fish, it’s time to reconsider farmed shrimp, as sustainable fish eaters wait of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program’s update on January 14, 2010.

Asian fish farmers have moved away from juvenile “seed stock” native tiger shrimp to Pacific white shrimp species, which is bred in captivity. Because white shrimp son’t require the same level of salinity, Asian shrimp farms are moving operations away from coastal areas. Open systems that flushed dirty water and pollutants directly back into the sea are being replaced with more environmentally friendly farms that also don’t destroy mangrove trees. Read on: Reconsidering Farmed Shrimp The Atlantic