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Seafood Watch - sustainable food choices

The Monterey Bay Aquariam in California are helping people make sustainable decisions on choosing their sea food and sushi - the iPhone app makes it easily accessible and engaging to use.

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The SeaFood Watch iPhone app opened my eyes to sustainable sea food choices. When you are sitting in a sea food restaurant (works really well for sushi choices) you are able to get a quick over view of the food on the menu and gives you an easy to digest (!) list of which foods to avoid, which are the most sustainable options and where they are likely to have come from.



Additionally, it lets you share the locations of restaurants and markets where you’ve found sustainable seafood. 'As the map grows, you’ll also be able to see what others have found near you.'



http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr/SeafoodWatch/web/sfw_iPhone.aspx



Building a map of restaurants and shops in your area helps raise awareness around sustainable foods and makes people more conscious of where they are shopping.



Key features about the app that I like are:



    * Enables you to search for seafood quickly and easily by common market name

    * Allows you to sort seafood by "Best Choice," "Good Alternative" or "Avoid" rankings

    * Provides alternatives to seafood on the “Avoid” list

    * New Project FishMap feature lets you contribute to the app by adding the names of restaurants and stores where you've found ocean-friendly seafood and locate businesses where others have found sustainable seafood

    * Highlights our list of “Super Green” seafood that’s good for you and the oceans

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exactly, it relate to anything, this is just an example of someone that is doing on that works really well. It's simple, using great graphics, has clear icons and gets the message across quickly. I've used it a few times when ordering sushi!

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