Eating Sustainable Sushi

The issue of sustainable fish is becoming more important to the seafood industry.  Our consumption of fish puts an enormous strain on the populations of our rivers and oceans, which are already experiencing enough problems from pollution and the increased acidity that comes with our carbon output.  This is why Flo’s Bellevue Japanese restaurant believes in the importance of sustainable fish.

Fortunately, farmed fish currently accounts for about half of our fish consumption.  Endangered fish populations are therefore being given a chance at recovering, and poorer villages that live off of the ocean’s bounty are better able to support themselves.  If you would like to do your part in supporting sustainable fish, seek out the more commonly farmed or resilient fish species, like the following:

  • Salmon

  • Scallops, Mussels, Clams, and Oysters

  • Dungeness and Stone crab

  • Yellowfin Tuna

  • Atlantic, King, and Spanish Mackerel

  • Tilapia

  • Black Cod

  • Octopus

  • Squid