Fantastic news for fish lovers. There have been some great improvements in the last two years in terms of the humble tin of tuna. Since Greenpeace’s Canned Tuna Guide was launched nearly every brand can tell you where and how their tuna is caught. Tinned tuna has also been included in the recently launched sustainable seafood guide iPhone app.
This app is specific to Australian seafood and features over 100 different types of seafood, including those from wild-caught fisheries, fish farms and imported species. Produced by the Australian Marine Conservation Society, it features an easy to use traffic light sustainability ranking system, with seafood as ‘better choice’, ‘think twice’ or ’say no’. It also enables you to search for seafood marketed under different names.
This makes it easy to quickly assess what to avoid at the fishmonger or when out to dinner and keeps you up to date with the latest advice.