Good fish, bad fish? Who knows

What’s the catch? Hard to tell: The bad news is that restaurants and fish suppliers across the country are regularly substituting cheaper varieties of fish for more-expensive catches. The good news is that the names on the menu, such as grouper and red snapper, seem frequently to match those on the “Avoid” portion of the Seafood Watch list of the Monterey Bay Aquarium. And the names of the substitutes might be sustainable fish choices. We say “might be” because imported versions of catfish and tilapia — two of the fish served but not named on the menus-are good choices when from U.S. farmed sources. They aren’t such good choices, though, when they’re farmed in areas with poor seafood farming practices. (Chicago Sun-Times)

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