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Apr 13, 2010 08:07 PM

Fish Markets (and Restaurants) with Sustainable Seafood

I'm eating more and more fish and seafood at home and while out, but feel I haven't paid enough attention to eco-friendliness of the fish I'm eating. Yes, I know I can bring a Monterey Bay Aquarium fish guide with me, but often the source of the fish makes all the difference, and many fishmongers don't provide that type of information to consumers.

So, I was wondering if anyone knew of fish markets (or restaurants) that make a point of selling only sustainable seafood. I'm especially interested in those located in the East Bay, where I live.

Thank you.

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  1. It's not in the East Bay, but Georges is a relatively new restaurant in SF, easily accessible by BART, that is devoted to sustainable seafood. Basically, Mediterranean with simple preparations of good ingredients. Not super fancy, but not exactly a hole in the wall either. Only been once, but we liked our dinner there -- nothing overly sophisticated but quite tasty.

    1. Try Monterey Fish on Hopkins in Berkeley. I don't think you need to bring your guide with you as I believe they have a supply at the store.

      1. Not the East Bay, but I understand that the Hayes Street Grille made a commitment several years ago to use sustainable and non-endangered fish...

        1. Sea Salt in Berkeley.

          Sea Salt
          2512 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702

          1. Whole Foods is a good place to buy fish, and they get a good rating from Greenpeace on sustainable seafood.