Forest & Bird is proud to provide NZ consumers with the Best Fish Guide 12-13, which ranks the ecological sustainability of seafood from our commercial fisheries.
Making the best seafood choice is not easy. All fishing has an impact. We urge you to use this guide to help make more informed choices when buying seafood.
This comprehensive guide takes into account the state of fish stocks, the amount of seabird, marine mammal and non-target fish bycatch, the damage done to marine habitats and other ecological effects caused by the fishing to decide on it's rating.
Our combined buying power can help take pressure off the most over-exploited species and alleviate the harm caused by the most damaging fisheries.
Our choices can also influence government policies, change fishing practices and help ensure that fisheries are managed sustainably.
We are grateful for the support of The Lion Foundation in producing the Best Fish Guide.
Thanks also to Framingham wines for their support of our 2012 launch.