Seafood

Compost

Updated on March 9, 2019

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Instructions

Put seafood, including shellfish and shells, in the compost bin.

Alternatives

Avoid eating fish under threat of being overexploited or illegally fished by referencing Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch for information on which types of fish and seafood to avoid eating in your state. Additionally, look for certifications such as Marine Stewardship Council, Friends of the Sea, the Aquaculture Stewardship Council, or Best Aquaculture Practice.

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Facts

Since the 1950s, 29% of commercial fish species have suffered collapses. Entire fishing industries, including the cod industry in Nova Scotia, have disappeared. Many species, such as the bluefin tuna and marlins, are on the brink of extinction.

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