The Monterey Bay Aquarium is an incredible place to visit. Education, and preservation, seem to be two of their primary objectives. To that end they created the Seafood Watch site to help consumers understand which fish were the best to choose when thinking about the health of the species, the environment, and their own. I posted about this a couple of years back, and included the link on our sidebar, but with so much information who can keep up? Okay, I got the only eat Wild Alaskan Salmon thing down, but on some others I was dead wrong. Today I was at the market trolling for fresh fish. I cam out with some Tilefish, and some Rainbow Trout from South Carolina. Having never tried Tilefish before I checked it out on the Seafood Watch site and was not entirely happy with what I found out. Mid-Atlantic Tilefish "good", Southeast (gulf) Tilefish "bad". Tilefish is also listed a fish of concern due mercury contamination so limited consumption is suggested.
Well, with thoughts to the future I found that the MBA Seafood Watch site has a hand dandy printoutable pocket guide for each region of the country. Click here to download the one page pocket guide for the Southeast (that's us). While your there you can also check out their stash of seafood recipes.